A survey about development interests in industrial robotics
In this contribution the first results of a European wide survey on companies development interests in the area of industrial robotics are presented. The survey was conducted during training courses organised by the Robott-Net consortium for robot enthusiast in four different locations in Europe. 139 specialist from 73 industrial companies with an interest in robotics participated in this survey. The results show that companies are researching and looking for robotic automation solutions which are easy to use and reconfigurable. The biggest barrier for automation using robotics perceived by the participants is the lack of available technology. Another outcome of the survey is a ranking of the processes which companies want to automate using robotics.