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California is the robotics capital of the world

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12 November 2023



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I came to the Silicon Valley region in 2010 because I knew it was the robotics center of the world, but it certainly doesn’t get anywhere near the media attention that some other robotics regions do. In California, robotics technology is a small fish in a much bigger technology pond, and that tends to conceal how important Californian companies are to the robotics revolution.

This conservative dataset from Pitchbook [Vertical: Robotics and Drones] provides data for 7166 robotics and drones companies, although a more customized search would provide closer to 10,000 robotics companies world wide. Regions ordered by size are:

  • North America 2802
  • Asia 2337
  • Europe 2285
  • Middle East 321
  • Oceania 155
  • South America 111
  • Africa 63
  • Central America 13

 

USA robotics companies by state

  1. California = 843 (667) * no of companies followed by no of head quarters
  2. Texas = 220 (159)
  3. New York = 193 (121)
  4. Massachusetts = 191 (135)
  5. Florida = 136 (95)
  6. Pennsylvania = 113 (89)
  7. Washington = 85 (61)
  8. Colorado = 83 (57)
  9. Virginia = 81 (61)
  10. Michigan = 70 (56)
  11. Illinois = 66 (43)
  12. Ohio = 65 (56)
  13. Georgia = 64 (46)
  14. New Jersey = 53 (36)
  15. Delaware = 49 (18)
  16. Maryland = 48 (34)
  17. Arizona = 48 (37)
  18. Nevada = 42 (29)
  19. North Carolina = 39 (29)
  20. Minnesota = 31 (25)
  21. Utah = 30 (24)
  22. Indiana = 29 (26)
  23. Oregon = 29 (20)
  24. Connecticut = 27 (22)
  25. DC = 26 (12)
  26. Alabama = 25 (21)
  27. Tennessee = 20 (18)
  28. Iowa = 17 (14)
  29. New Mexico = 17 (15)
  30. Missouri = 17 (16)
  31. Wisconsin = 15 (12)
  32. North Dakota = 14 (8)
  33. South Carolina = 13 (11)
  34. New Hampshire = 13 (12)
  35. Nebraska = 13 (11)
  36. Oklahoma = 10 (8)
  37. Kentucky = 10 (7)
  38. Kansas = 9 (9)
  39. Louisiana = 9 (8)
  40. Rhode Island = 8 (6)
  41. Idaho = 8 (6)
  42. Maine = 5 (5)
  43. Montana = 5 (4)
  44. Wyoming = 5 (3)
  45. Mississippi = 3 (1)
  46. Arkansas = 3 (2)
  47. Alaska = 3 (3)
  48. Hawaii = 2 (1)
  49. West Virginia = 1 (1)
  50. South Dakota = 1 (0)

Note – this number in brackets is for HQ locations, whereas the first number is for all company locations. The end results and rankings are practically the same.

 

ASIA robotics companies by country

  1. China = 1350
  2. Japan = 283
  3. India = 261
  4. South Korea = 246
  5. Israel = 193
  6. Hong Kong = 72
  7. Russia = 69
  8. United Arab Emirates = 50
  9. Turkey = 48
  10. Malaysia = 35
  11. Taiwan = 21
  12. Saudi Arabia = 19
  13. Thailand = 13
  14. Vietnam = 12
  15. Indonesia = 10
  16. Lebanon = 7
  17. Kazakhstan = 3
  18. Iran = 3
  19. Kuwait = 3
  20. Oman = 3
  21. Qatar = 3
  22. Pakistan = 3
  23. Philippines = 2
  24. Bahrain = 2
  25. Georgia = 2
  26. Sri Lanka = 2
  27. Azerbaijan = 1
  28. Nepal = 1
  29. Armenia = 1
  30. Burma/Myanmar = 1

Countries with no robotics; Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, East Timor.

 

UK/EUROPE robotics companies by country

  1. United Kingdom = 443
  2. Germany = 331
  3. France = 320
  4. Spain = 159
  5. Netherlands = 156
  6. Switzerland = 140
  7. Italy = 125
  8. Denmark = 115
  9. Sweden = 85
  10. Norway = 80
  11. Poland = 74
  12. Belgium = 72
  13. Russia = 69
  14. Austria = 51
  15. Turkey = 48
  16. Finland = 45
  17. Portugal = 36
  18. Ireland = 28
  19. Estonia = 24
  20. Ukraine = 22
  21. Czech Republic = 19
  22. Romania = 19
  23. Hungary = 18
  24. Lithuania = 18
  25. Latvia = 15
  26. Greece = 15
  27. Bulgaria = 11
  28. Slovakia = 10
  29. Croatia = 7
  30. Slovenia = 6
  31. Serbia = 6
  32. Belarus = 4
  33. Iceland = 3
  34. Cyprus = 2
  35. Bosnia & Herzegovina = 1

Countries with no robotics; Andorra, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Malta, Vatican City.

 

CANADA robotics companies by region

  1. Ontario = 144
  2. British Colombia = 60
  3. Quebec = 53
  4. Alberta = 34
  5. Manitoba = 7
  6. Saskatchewan = 6
  7. Newfoundland & Labrador = 2
  8. Yukon = 1

Regions with no robotics; Nunavut, Northwest Territories.




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Silicon Valley Robotics is an industry association supporting innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies.





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