Farewell lawnmower…hello robot
October 22, 2003 | Source: BBC News
Robot orders in the first half of 2003 were up by an unprecedented 26%, according to a report released today by The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
In 2002, sales of “domestic robots” — mostly self-piloting lawnmowers and window-cleaners — rose to 33,000 up from 20,000 the previous year. The total number of robots in use worldwide is around 1.4 million.