Episode 1: The State of the Union for Robotics
KUKA Robotics Senior VP of Sales & Marketing, North America Simon Whitton offers up his insights about the current state of the robotics industry and the growth of robot sales in the United States.
Orange Intelligenz: The State of the Union for Robotics
On this episode of Orange Intelligenz, a KUKA Robotics podcast, KUKA Robotics Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, North America Simon Whitton joined host Tyler Kern to deliver the State of the Robotics Union.
Whitton, who boasts over 35 years of experience in the robotics industry, is uniquely positioned to talk about the industry on a global scale thanks to extensive work experience in China and Japan, which lent him a different perspective on the acceptance and adoption of robotics and how the Asian region compares to North America and the United States.
In general, I’d say that North America has been slower to adopt in terms of the growth pattern... by contrast, though, in countries in Asia is, whilst they may have been a bit later to come to robotics, the adoption rate is much higher in that region.
Generally, it’s pretty good. As we look forward, the socioeconomic drivers, plus the technological drivers that power the growth in robotics, all are good, ...We need machines to go to work and create business for us, so the drivers are all in place.