The nation’s top technology company says its robotics business is seeing “significantly improved” growth in the second quarter, with revenue up 6.5 percent to $3.6 billion.
Zebra Technologies, which manufactures robots and automation software, said its third-quarter results were stronger than expected because of improved manufacturing and customer engagement.
Its third-party sales grew 5.1 percent to an average of $4.5 billion.
“We continue to build our software infrastructure, and continue to accelerate the expansion of our products, including Zebra Technologies’ Autonomy Robotics Platform,” the company said in a statement.
“The growth of the Autonomy platform is primarily due to a strong demand for the Autonomous RoboPack, which includes our Zebra Robotics Platform as a part of its platform,” the statement said.
The Autonomously RoboPack is a suite of autonomous robots that can autonomously operate in complex, high-stress environments.
It was developed by Zebra Systems and has been used by the company to assist workers in the factory and in the field.
“Our business has benefited significantly from the Autonomous Robot Platform and we expect to continue to benefit from it for many years to come,” the statements said.
Zebes CEO, Chris Fong, said the company has continued to invest in robotics research and development.
“Zebra Robotics is one of the few companies in the world with the capability and the experience to continue advancing the Autonomic Robot Platform,” Fong said in the statement.
“Zebra is building a global workforce that is capable of solving the next generation of automation challenges.”
Fong said the firm has more than 50 robots and more than 20,000 people working on its products.
“In the second half of the year, we are building out our supply chain, which has been a key focus for us,” Fung said.