Demand for service robots seen at breakthrough: industry body

October 12, 2016 12:40 PM

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Demand for service robots seen at breakthrough: industry body

FRANKFURT Demand for service robots is expected to accelerate in the next three years as robots - already used to perform tasks such as assisting medical surgery, milking cows or moving objects around warehouses - become more popular for domestic and personal use.

Global turnover of service robots - which include robots that can mow the lawn or clean windows - is forecast to increase to about $46 billion in the 2016-2019 period, compared with about $7 billion in 2015, the International Federation of Robotics said on Wednesday.

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