Robotics is the highest priority for technology investment manufacturing, retail, health, and utilities sectors, according to a new survey from IDC Manufacturing Insights.
IDC’s Key Insights from IDC Worldwide Robotics Survey 2017 survey covered key robotics markets of China, Japan, the US, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand, and Taiwan.
Results showed that 50% of respondents placed robotics as their top priority, while 44% said they were also focusing on mobility and 44% revealed plans to concentrate on implementing cybersecurity technologies.
“Clearly, end-user organisations are looking to deploy the latest robotics technologies to improve product quality, enhance customer experiences, and reduce operational cost at the same time,” said Jing Bing Zhang, research director for Worldwide Robotics and IDC Manufacturing Insights Asia Pacific. “Our survey has also revealed a number of faster-growing application areas over the next two years.”