Robot industry

The world’s robot industry
The outline of the world's robot industry
The size of the world's industrial robot market is expected to reach 16.3 billion dollars in around 2013 from 6.3 billion dollars in 2000. Industrial robots are emerging as one of principle elements of automation by their rapid correspondence in variable work.
The present state and prospect of the world's robot industry
  • 1970s - Robots for welding, painting and distribution works were produced by the introduction of sensor technology.
  • 1980s - Various types of robots were used in automatic production lines with the mass production system or the small quantity batch production system
  • 1990s - Knowledge-based robots with mobility, sensor and intelligent functions appeared. Recently, service robots and human-friendly robots are being developed.
  • 2000 - The size of the world's industrial robot market reached 6.3 billion dollars.
Future robots in 2025

Future robots in 2025, when the present 10 year old children (2nd-3rd graders in elementary school) will be the backbone of society, are introduced.

Future robots in 2025
In the year of 2025, the present 10 year old children become 30 year old as the backbone of society. The development of the robot industry in Korea and in the world after 20 years is predicted and the application of robots is observed through illustrations using characters.
Future robot trend
The robot industry in 2025 is predicted through the present robot industry trend.
The vision of Korea’s robot industry

The development of Korea's robot industry ? It was imported to Hyundai Motors in 1978 for the first time and was introduced in a machinery fair in 1981

1980s The growth of the industrial robot market
  • Background : The development of labor intensive industries such as automobile and electronics
  • Input of robots to production fields
  • In the early 1980, KIST and KAIST developed industrial robots first and 4 companies including Daewoo Heavy Industries developed a 6-axes articulated robot.
  • In 1989, Daewoo Heavy Industries localized the multipurpose 6-axes articulated robot and put them on the domestic and overseas markets by introducing Japanese Yaskawa's NOVA 10 technology.
1990s The maturity of the industrial robot market
  • The stagnation of the industrial robot market
  • The progress of robot researches in new fields
  • Samsung Electronics developed the small-sized 6-axes robot in 1991 and also developed handling and clean room type robots.
2000s The formation of the intelligent service robot market
  • Social background : Change in living environment, progress of aging society
  • Technical background : Development in IT technology
  • Possible expansion in the new service robot market