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The rise of the robots: How the market is booming

A technician makes adjustments to the "Inmoov" robot from Russia during the "Robot Ball" scientific exhibition in Moscow May 17, 2014. Picture taken May 17, 2014.

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- $135 billion
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Global investment in robotics ($m)
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Venture capital investment in robots in 2015 was double the amount of 2014
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Total robotic patent applications by location
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Percentage of robot-related patent filings accounted for by China
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