Lab Automation in Figures Top Trends in Lab Automation: Use of Robots Will Grow Strongly
For many years, laboratories have viewed the use of robots and automation with caution. The sensitive tasks required human instinct. In the meantime, however, the intelligent technologies behind robots and the hardware have matured to such an extent that they are increasingly becoming everyday helpers in laboratories as well. We have evaluated some revealing statistics for you and presented them in comprehensive charts.
Wuerzburg/Germany — Despite a drop in patent applications since 2017, industrial robots in general and lab robots in particular will grow strongly in the next few years, market analysts say. Robotics is only a part of the growing lab automation business, of course. While North America remains the biggest market for laboratory robots, Asia-Pacific shows the highest growth rates in this field. The Coronavirus pandemic has further accelerated automation efforts in laboratory applications.