Robotics innovation among automotive industry companies has dropped off in the last year

Alma L. Figueroa

Analysis and innovation in robotics in the automotive producing and provide sector has declined in the last yr.

The most latest figures present that the range of robotics linked patent purposes in the field stood at 168 in the a few months ending March – down from 191 about the exact same interval in 2021.

Figures for patent grants linked to robotics adopted a diverse pattern to filings – growing from 97 in the three months ending March 2021 to 136 in the exact interval in 2022.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track patent filings and grants from official workplaces all-around the planet. Employing textual investigation, as nicely as formal patent classifications, these patents are grouped into essential thematic places, and joined to essential firms throughout a variety of industries.

Robotics is a person of the important regions tracked by GlobalData. It has been determined as becoming a crucial disruptive power going through businesses in the coming yrs, and is a single of the locations that businesses investing resources in now are anticipated to enjoy rewards from.

The figures also give an perception into the most significant innovators in the sector.

Toyota Motor Corp was the top robotics innovator in the automotive manufacturing and supply sector in the most recent quarter. The firm, which has its headquarters in Japan, submitted 39 robotics related patents in the three months ending March. That was up from 22 more than the exact same period in 2021.

It was followed by the South Korea primarily based Kia Corp with 27 robotics patent purposes, Eire centered Aptiv Plc. (24 applications), and Japan centered Denso Corp (11 apps).

Aptiv Plc. Has lately ramped up R&D in robotics. It saw growth of 54.2% in related patent programs in the 3 months ending March compared to the same time period in 2021 – the best proportion progress out of all businesses tracked with additional than 10 quarterly patents in the automotive manufacturing and supply sector.

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