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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Interesting stats
Ann R. Thryft   5/8/2014 11:49:40 AM
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You're welcome Debera. Demand cycles are different for different industries, as we discuss in the article.



Debera Harward
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Re: Interesting stats
Debera Harward   5/8/2014 11:31:15 AM
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Thanks Ann for such an interesting post the figures are really eye capturing I totally agree that the demand for robots have never been constant it varries from time to time or era to era in other words we can say it is cyclic.

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Cabe Atwell   5/7/2014 10:27:18 PM
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I wonder if America's reduction in military operations has any impact on these numbers. It would be interesting if it has.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   4/14/2014 1:15:26 PM
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Daniyal_Ali, I read the same articles about Toyota, and found it an interesting concept. I wonder, though, which car models that will really affect: I suspect the higher-end ones.

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Ann R. Thryft   4/14/2014 1:13:09 PM
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That's pretty much it, Liz, assuming, of course, that those cycles remain more or less constant. They are well-know, relatively long-term phenomena.



Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   4/14/2014 4:09:26 AM
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That's interesting, Ann. Your explanation makes a lot of sense. So hopefully as supply evens out demand again will go up, if these cycles are to follow the regular pattern?

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Daniyal_Ali   4/11/2014 1:05:48 AM
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It is indeed very interesting change of trends. Few days back i was reading this article about Toyota's future manufacturing plans, and they are looking to replace machines with humans. I was very intrigued by this idea, as mostly the trend is other way around.
Anyhow, if you look at the statistics of annual shipments from 1994 - 2013, you will see that there was never an ever-increasing trend in the robots. There are always ups and downs in the sales of robots, and as the technology grows in the coming years, the demands will undoubtedly rise.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   4/10/2014 1:48:20 PM
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Liz, I agree that would make sense on the surface. But the demand is somewhat cyclic over periods longer than a year. It's dependent on manufacturing cycles and when things like car models change and tooling up/retooling for same also changes. In other words, demand, not available supply. We've all become used to the electronics demand/supply cycles, which are 1 year or less, but that's only one manufacturing sector--and the one that took the biggest hit.



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Interesting stats
Elizabeth M   4/10/2014 7:46:31 AM
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This is interesting, Ann. Off the top of my head, I would think this number would be up given the increased sophistication in industrial robots and new options like Baxter out there on the market.



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