Robots are coming to construction sites, ING research shows
With high investment costs and variable work locations, innovation in the construction sector has proven to be challenging. But as new technologies threaten to disrupt the industry and push traditional businesses out of the supply chain, many firms are taking action, and Europe is leading the way. According to a report published by ING, there are 1.2 robots per 10,000 workers in the construction sector in Europe – higher than the US, which has 0.2, and China, with 0.1 robots per 10,000 workers.
Despite European construction companies leading the way, construction continues to lag behind the manufacturing sector. There are approximately 160 robots (per 10,000 workers) in EU manufacturing compared to 1.2 in construction.
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