Industrial Automation and Robot would become the key in Industry 4.0
Compare with the previous eras, the smart manufacturing era generates greater demand for robots and it has extended with a wider range of application. According to the International Robot Union IFR Report World Robotics 2014-Industrial Robots, worldwide industrial robotic installations in 2013 was about 178,000 units, which has been raised up for 12% from 2013 and kept an annually growth rate of 15% to the year 2017. By 2020, the global market value of the robot industry would reach US$82.7 billions.
Mainland China has risingly become the world’s largest user of industrial robot among the global manufacturing market. Its demand for industrial robot had a 54% increase from 2013. The International Federation of Robotics in Germany expected the number of industrial robots in Mainland China will outreach all the other countries by 2017.