Where Are All the Robots, Anyway?

Automation is booming in rural China, the strongholds of the US auto industry, and the world’s oldest countries.

Automation is not an omnipresent, unstoppable force — it occurs in specific places, in response to specific economic and political pressures. Although the global rate of industrial robot installation has more than doubled over the past six years, new robots have mostly arrived in a few regions and industries, both worldwide and within the United States. In […]

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