Long gone are the days when e-commerce was just a side project. It is now a main driver of growth across retail, wholesale, and manufacturing alike. E-commerce retail sales in the US grew at nearly 15% last year, about 10 times the 1.5% growth rate for retail overall.
The market for service robotics is growing. Service robots have been employed in industrial settings for many years, with a steep increase in recent years. Service robots for domestic use are still under development, but they are catching up.