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Investing in the robotics industry

Tan Zhai Yun
Tan Zhai Yun9/11/2017 08:00 AM GMT+08  • 12 min read
Investing in the robotics industry
(Sept 11): Robotics is poised to disrupt a broad spectrum of industries, particularly the consumer sector, as the demand for applications such as self-driving cars and home devices increases globally. This presents an investment opportunity for those who
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(Sept 11): Robotics is poised to disrupt a broad spectrum of industries, particularly the consumer sector, as the demand for applications such as self-driving cars and home devices increases globally. This presents an investment opportunity for those who wish to take advantage of this growth.

A June report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) estimates that the global market for robotics will be US$87 billion ($118 billion) by 2025, an upwards revision from its previous projection of US$67 billion in 2014. Daniel Küpper, partner and managing director at BCG and one of the authors of the report, says: “The market is growing so [strongly] overall because the technology is advancing significantly while costs have been drastically reduced. That is an important requirement.”

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