Service robots, those that help workers and consumers alike, are gaining in popularity throughout the world, especially professionally. The shortage of staff across every industry is proving to be a very strong driver for companies to automate to help lighten the load while adding the benefit of reducing human errors. We can see this with the 158,000 units sold in 2022 which is an increase of 48% from the previous year.
“The service robot industry is developing at a fast pace,” says Marina Bill, President of the International Federation of Robotics. “Shortage of skilled workers and a lack of staff applying for service jobs boost demand. IFR identified almost 1,000 service robot suppliers worldwide delivering autonomous services.”
So where exactly are these professional service robots and what exactly are they doing? We've identified the top 5 sectors or industries that are increasingly automating with service robots and the jobs they're tasked with performing.