Analysis and innovation in robotics within the energy business operations and applied sciences sector has declined within the final quarter – however stays increased than it was a 12 months in the past.
The newest figures present that the variety of robotics-related patent purposes within the business stood at 78 within the three months ending March – up from 55 over the identical interval in 2021.
Figures for patent grants associated to robotics adopted a distinct sample to filings – shrinking from 29 within the three months ending March 2021 to 19 in the identical interval in 2022.
The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks patent filings and grants from official workplaces world wide. Utilizing textual evaluation, in addition to official patent classifications, these patents are grouped into key thematic areas, and linked to key corporations throughout numerous industries.
Robotics is likely one of the key areas tracked by GlobalData. It has been recognized as being a key disruptive drive dealing with corporations within the coming years, and is likely one of the areas that corporations investing assets in now are anticipated to reap rewards from. The figures additionally present an perception into the most important innovators within the sector.
ABB was the highest robotics innovator within the energy business operations and applied sciences sector within the newest quarter. The corporate, which has its headquarters in Switzerland, filed 36 robotics-related patents within the three months ending March. That was up from 24 over the identical interval in 2021.
It was adopted by the Germany-based Siemens with 29 robotics patent purposes, South Korea-based Korea Electrical Energy Corp (5 purposes), and the US-based Honeywell Worldwide (4 purposes).
Siemens has not too long ago ramped up R&D in robotics. It noticed progress of 34.5% in associated patent purposes within the three months ending March in comparison with the identical interval in 2021 – the best share progress out of all corporations tracked, with greater than 10 quarterly patents within the energy business operations and applied sciences sector.