Thursday, March 5, 2015

Industrial Robots

An automatically controlled, reprogrammable, multipurpose manipulator programmable in three or more axes, which may be either fixed in place or mobile for use in industrial automation applications. The main customer for industrial robots – the automotive industry – is changing and diminishing. There is a worldwide trend towards automation in the “non-automotive industry”. Robot suppliers are offering increasingly tailored solutions to these customers. The metal industry, the electronics industry, the food and beverage industry, the glass industry, the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, and the photovoltaic industries to name a few.

Legend: Choose industrial robot makers; Service robots used by corporations and governments; Service robots for personal and private use; Robotic start-up companies, the Top 20 robotics-focused universities and research labs, or All from the filtering pull-down icon. Please send companies we've missed to

Instructions: Use Google's directional and + and - markers on the left of the map to navigate and hone in on an area of interest (or double click near where you want to enlarge). Click on marker to get pop-up window with name, location and link to company's website.


This global map does not cover an additional 1,000+ Ancillary Businesses such as image systems, software developers, engineering and consulting firms, integrators and resellers, designers, servo, laser and stereo camera providers, etc. Nor does it cover 250+ other educational facilities and research labs. These can be found in our Ancillary Businesses and Educational and Research Facilities Directories. The map is also limited by my own research capabilities, language translation limitations, and scarcity of information about robotics companies in emerging countries. Finally, the map shows a single entry for a company headquarters regardless how many branches, subsidiaries and locations that company might have.