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

Investigate and innovation in robotics in the automotive manufacturing and provide sector has declined in the final calendar year.

The most modern figures exhibit that the quantity of robotics linked patent programs in the marketplace stood at 168 in the a few months ending March – down from 191 in excess of the exact time period in 2021.

Figures for patent grants associated to robotics followed a unique sample to filings – increasing from 97 in the three months ending March 2021 to 136 in the identical interval in 2022.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track patent filings and grants from official workplaces close to the globe. Using textual assessment, as very well as official patent classifications, these patents are grouped into critical thematic places, and linked to essential providers throughout many industries.

Robotics is one of the essential regions tracked by GlobalData. It has been discovered as being a critical disruptive force facing corporations in the coming yrs, and is one particular of the areas that companies investing means in now are anticipated to experience rewards from.

The figures also present an perception into the largest innovators in the sector.

Toyota Motor Corp was the major robotics innovator in the automotive producing and supply sector in the most up-to-date quarter. The enterprise, which has its headquarters in Japan, submitted 39 robotics associated patents in the 3 months ending March. That was up from 22 more than the exact same time period in 2021.

It was adopted by the South Korea based mostly Kia Corp with 27 robotics patent programs, Ireland based Aptiv Plc. (24 apps), and Japan based Denso Corp (11 purposes).

Aptiv Plc. Has a short while ago ramped up R&D in robotics. It saw advancement of 54.2% in similar patent programs in the a few months ending March compared to the same period in 2021 – the optimum percentage growth out of all companies tracked with extra than 10 quarterly patents in the automotive manufacturing and supply sector.