This report addresses the following objectives of AI Watch: with the aim to study the evolution of the European market shares in robotics over the past ten years, this report

i) offers a brief overview of the robotics industry;

ii) reviews the scientific and institutional literatures looking at the economic impacts of robotics;

iii) describes the available statistical data sources providing information about robotics installations, sales and companies;

iv) provides an initial overview of the European robotics market shares from the different data sources identified; and

v) proposes a methodology to compute the European market shares in robotics, and identifies its main challenges considering the data available and the objectives of the task.



European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Haarburger, R., Duch-Brown, N., Rossetti, F., AI watch, evolution of the EU market share of robotics : data and methodology, Publications Office, 2021,