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The rise of the robots: How the market is booming

The robotics industry is experiencing an investment boom, as the technology develops. What could it mean for humans? Image: REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Richard Waters
Tech writer, The Financial Times
Tim Bradshaw
‎San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times
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What the robot market will be worth by 2016- $135 billion
Image: Financial Times
Global investment in robotics ($m)
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Venture capital investment in robots in 2015 was double the amount of 2014
Image: Financial Times
Total robotic patent applications by location
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Percentage of robot-related patent filings accounted for by China
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