According to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), factories in North America ordered 29,000 robots during the first nine months of 2021, a record high and 37% more than the previous year.
What this indicates is that factories and industrial plans are readily embracing this new technology, especially as the labor market tightens.
Robots have become a normal fixture in factory production lines, while automated technology has taken over various tasks that are slightly more sophisticated.
It appears that the adoption of these tools will continue to grow in the coming years, especially from car manufacturers, as well as other industries such as agriculture, construction, electronics, life sciences, and more.
“Businesses just can’t find the people they need -— that’s why they’re racing to automate,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of A3.
Moving forward, the workforce can expect to see cloud computing, big data, and e-commerce adoption continue growing. In fact, the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs 2020 report anticipates that cloud computing will increase by 17% by 2025.