Over the past seven decades, the world of robotics has developed dramatically. Initially used for repetitive applications on the factory floor, increasingly flexible and capable robots have found their place in military, nautical, aerial, medical, and even consumer applications. (See “The Rise of Robotics.”)
This interactive charts that remarkable history. The diagram shows the evolution of robotics applications since the 1950s, focusing on the intertwined relationships of the major public and private companies that participate in the space. Click on the timeline or the arrows to move backward or forward in time. Click on the green GUIDE button for more information on how to read the chart.