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    Top 11 Robotics Companies Worldwide

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    Top Robotics Companies Worldwide
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    Robotics Companies In The WorldUpdate: This article was last updated on 27 March 2024 to reflect the accuracy and up-to-date information on the page.

    Do the names Boston Dynamics, ABB Group, and KUKA sound familiar? These are some of the top robotics companies that are driving innovation and the development of advanced robots. 

    Robotics is a rapidly expanding area that has applications in nearly every industry, from space exploration to manufacturing, and healthcare to logistics. Robotics for kids is crucial as it not only prepares them for a future where technology and automation play a central role but also cultivates problem-solving skills, creativity, and an understanding of how the world around them is engineered and operates.

    In fact, by 2027, the worldwide robotics industry is estimated to reach US$ 86.20 billion. Given the industry’s rapid expansion, it is important to stay informed. As a result, we have compiled a list of robotics companies in the world that are driving innovation and transforming the way people live and work.

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    LIST OF TOP 11 ROBOTICS COMPANIES

    1. BOSTON DYNAMICS

    Boston Dynamics is well-known for its ground-breaking quadruped and humanoid robots that push the limits of motion and agility. Their robots, such as Atlas and Spot, have gotten much attention for their unique abilities, including dynamic walking, running, jumping, and even performing acrobatic maneuvers. Boston Dynamics is one of those robotics companies that emphasize sophisticated robotics and artificial intelligence, continues reinventing what robots can do in various industries.

    • Calculated market cap: $14.32 billion
    • Annual income: $27.6 million
    • Workforce: 500 employees
    • Head office location: Massachusetts, United States
    • Products: Anthropomorphic robots, Four-footed robots, and Bipedal humanoid robots

    2. ABB GROUP

    ABB is a Swiss multinational conglomerate offering a wide range of robots for various applications. ABB robots are used in multiple industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics. 

    Their robots handle welding, assembly, and material handling with precision and speed. Its collaborative robots or COBOTS are meant to operate alongside humans in industrial environments, increasing efficiency and safety.

    • Calculated Market Cap: $77.65 Billion.
    • Annual income:  $31.81  Billion
    • Workforce: 105,000  employees
    • Head office location: Oerlikon, on the outskirts of Zurich, Switzerland,
    • Products: Functional modules, industrial robots, controllers, drives, high & low-voltage products, PLC automation, transformers, power electronics, and safety products.

    3. FANUC CORPORATION

    This is Japanese robotics company focuses on industrial robots and factory automation solutions. The robots designed by Fanuc Corporation are commonly utilized in car assembly lines, providing remarkable dependability and performance. 

    Fanuc robots are known for their incredible speed and precision, which allows for more efficient manufacturing operations. The company also uses innovative technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance robot capabilities and adaptability.

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    • Calculated Market Cap: $26.37 Billion.
    • Annual income:  $6,3 Billion
    • Workforce:  8,256 employees
    • Head office location: Oshino, Yamanashi, Japan
    • Products: Collaborative Robot, SCARA Robot, Delta Robot, Mini Robot, Arc Welding Robot, Small/Medium Size Robo, Large Size Robot, and Palletizing Robot.

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    4. KUKA

    A German multinational corporation headquartered in Augsburg, KUKA  is one of the world’s largest robotics companies, offering various robots for various applications in different industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics. 

    The company’s expertise extends beyond industrial robots, with collaborative robots and mobile platforms gaining prominence in its product lineup.

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    • Calculated Market Cap: $3.46 Billion
    • Annual income: $3.88 billion
    • Workforce: 15,000 employees
    • Head office location: Augsburg, Germany
    • Products: Robert System, Autonomous Mobile Robotics and process technologies.

    5. YASAKAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION

    Yaskawa Electric Corporation is also a Japanese robotics company that specializes in industrial automation solutions. It offers many robots for multiple industries, including automotive, electronics, and pharmaceuticals. Yaskawa’s robots are known for their precision, speed, and reliability, making them ideal for high-precision tasks.

    • Calculated Market Cap: $10.00 Billion
    • Annual income: $4.1 billion 
    • Workforce: 13.09 thousand employees
    • Head office location: 2-1 Kurosakishiroishi, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu 806-0004 Japan
    • Products: Servo drives, Machine controllers and Industrial robots

    6. iROBOT CORPORATION

    Primarily known for producing the popular Roomba vacuum cleaning robots, iRobot has pioneered robotic technologies into homes, with a strong emphasis on consumer robotics. Their products provide efficient and autonomous cleaning and incorporate advanced navigation and mapping technologies. iRobot continues to develop its product portfolio, delving into sectors such as robotic mopping and outdoor maintenance, cementing its position as the industry leader in domestic robotics.

    • Calculated Market Cap: $1.07 Billion
    • Annual income: $940.91M
    • Workforce: 1,254 employees
    • Head office location: 8 Crosby Drive Bedford, MA 01730
    • Product: Robot Vacuums, Robot Mops, Educational Robots, iRobot Select and accessories

    7. UNIVERSAL ROBOT

    A market leader in collaborative robots, this Dutch company produces easy-to-use and adaptable cobots that have transformed the manufacturing sector by allowing small and medium-sized businesses to automate their processes economically. Cobots from Universal Robots are also designed to work securely alongside humans. 

    The company’s emphasis on usability and versatility has made its robots useful to various industries such as education and science, electronics & technology, and food & beverage, increasing automation adoption globally.

    • Annual income:  USD 331 million
    • Workforce: 1000 employees
    • Head office location: Universal Robots A/S, Energivej 25, DK-5260 Odense S, Denmark
    • Products: UR30, UR20, UR10e and UR5e

    8. NVIDIA CORPORATION

    NVIDIA is famous among robotics companies for its contributions to graphics processing and significant advancements in robotics. Leveraging its expertise in artificial intelligence and deep learning, NVIDIA has developed powerful computing platforms that enable robots to perceive, learn, and make intelligent decisions. Their hardware solutions, including the NVIDIA Jetson series, provide the computational power required for real-time robotic applications.

    • Calculated market cap: $1.19 trillion
    • Annual income: USD Millions 15,356
    • Workforce: 26,196
    • Head office location: 2788 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051
    • Products: GeForce Graphics Cards, GeForce Laptops, G-SYNC Monitors, NVIDIA RTX in Professional Laptops, Cloud and Data Center, NVIDIA Shield etc.

    9. SOFTBANK ROBOTICS

    SoftBank Robotics, a robot integrator, has produced more than 40,000 robots. 

    SoftBank Robotics’ cleaning robots and AI technologies help to optimize facility operations, solve food and beverage problems through built-in tray delivery robots, and create humanoid robots for commercial settings to help serve and entertain consumers.

    Their most famous creation is Pepper, a social humanoid robot capable of recognizing and responding to human emotions. 

    Pepper is used in multiple settings, including customer service, education, and healthcare. SoftBank Robotics is committed to developing robots that can help people in their everyday lives.

    • Calculated market cap:  $60.146B
    • Annual income: $48,621
    • Workforce: 99
    • Head office location: 1-7-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN
    • Products: Smarter facility with cleaning, delivery, Humanoid, Logistics etc.

    10. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC

    This is one of the prominent players in the robotics industry, known for its innovative and reliable robotic systems. Their different robot types cater to various applications, including industrial automation, healthcare, and service sectors. 

    Mitsubishi continues to deliver advanced robotics solutions that drive efficiency and progress in multiple industries.

    • Calculated market cap: $29.68 B Billion
    • Annual income: $159.633B
    • Workforce: 149,655 employees
    • Head office location: Tokyo Building, 2-7-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8310, Japan
    • Products: Air Conditioning Systems, Home Products, Factory Automation Systems, Automotive Equipment, Building Systems and Energy Systems

    11. KAWASAKI

    Japan is the world’s leading robot manufacturing nation, and Kawasaki Heavy Industries was among the first robotics companies to produce and market industrial robots there. They have always created the most cutting-edge robots since it is an all-around engineering firm.

    Kawasaki is a top provider of industrial robots and robotic automation systems, offering a wide range of products to meet the needs of many industries. As a pioneer in the robot industry, Kawasaki Robotics has combined 50 years of experience to create the amazing robots and the most sophisticated controllers.

    • Calculated Market Cap: $5.527 billion
    • Annual income: $12,770 million
    • Workforce: 35,805 employees
    • Head office location: Minato City, Tokyo, Japan
    • Products: Motorcycle, Off-road four wheeler, Watercraft JET SKI, General Purpose Engine and GIGACELL

    CONCLUSION

    The field of robotics is experiencing rapid growth and transforming various industries worldwide. Several robotics companies are driving innovation and pushing the boundaries of what robots can achieve. 

    These robotics companies are revolutionizing people’s lives and work, from humanoid robots to collaborative and service robots. As technology advances, you can expect other ground-breaking and sophisticated robots in the future, further enhancing productivity, efficiency, and our daily lives.

    Moonpreneur is dedicated to preparing your child for success in college and the evolving world of AI. To kickstart your child’s journey in robotics, sign up for a free 60-minute workshop today!

    FAQs ON ROBOTICS COMPANIES

    1. Who is leading the world in robotics?

    The Digital Watch Observatory reports that China is at the forefront of the global robotics industry.

    2. Which is the world's first robot company?

    Unimation was the world's first robotics company.

    3. Who are the Big Four in robotics?

    Within the domain of industrial automation and robotics, there exist four prominent robotics companies commonly known as the "Big Four." These industry leaders—ABB, KUKA, FANUC, and Yaskawa—have significantly transformed manufacturing processes and remain at the forefront of ongoing innovation in robotic technology.

    4. Which company is headed by an AI as its CEO?

    What if your superior was an AI boss instead? Picture this: a bizarre and unsettling humanoid robot CEO. Earlier this year, the Polish beverage company Dictador revealed that it had appointed a robot named Mika as its "experimental CEO".

    5. What AI company is owned by Google?

    DeepMind Technologies Limited, doing business as Google DeepMind, is a British-American artificial intelligence research laboratory that serves as a subsidiary of Google.

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    victoria
    victoria
    5 months ago

    Is there any company developing robots which will address the manufacturing crisis?

    remin
    remin
    5 months ago
    Reply to  victoria

    Rapid Robotics is a San Francisco-based company that develops robots capable of performing simple tasks within hours. These robots are available through a subscription service.

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