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Between 2017 and 2022, researchers published roughly
185,000
English-language articles on robotics
The global robotics literature grew
54%
between 2017 and 2022
Articles on robotics made up
15%
of all articles on artificial intelligence
Authors from private companies contributed to
2%
of robotics articles
What counts as "robotics" research?How precise are these numbers?What are the other caveats?
Data last updated February 14, 2024

Vital signs

185,267
robotics articles were released between 2017 and 2022 (estd.)
Statistic description
54%
growth in research between 2017 and 2022
Statistic description
15%
of all artificial intelligence articles focused on robotics

Citation impact

10
citations for the average robotics article
16
citations for the average artificial intelligence article

Countries

Documentation
16%
of robotics articles have American authors
Statistic description
25%
have Chinese authors
Statistic description
19%
have European authors
Statistic description
Country Articles (2017-2022)Documentation Growth (2017-2022) Global shareDocumentation Citations per articleDocumentation
China45,615104%25%8.9
United States30,0688%16%19.3
Japan10,87920%6%7.4

Top-cited articlesDocumentation

Research organizations

Documentation
  • #1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
  • #2 Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
  • #3 Carnegie Mellon University (United States)
Organization Articles
(2017-2022Documentation
Citations per article Documentation Country
Chinese Academy of Sciences2,32314China
Harbin Institute of Technology1,73111China
Carnegie Mellon University1,37831.4United States

Patents and industry

4%
of robotics articles are cited in patents
5%
of artificial intelligence articles are cited in patents
2%
of robotics articles had authors from private companies (vs 4% of artificial intelligence articles in general)
Statistic description

Top industry organizations by publication count

Company Articles
(2017-2022Documentation
Citations per article Documentation Country
Google29881.2United States
Toyota Motor Corporation19924.5Japan
Robert Bosch17326.1Germany
The Research Almanac runs on bibliometric data from Clarivate Web of Science and other sources. For details on our sourcing, methodology, and limitations, see the tool documentation.