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The last year has seen a decrease in the innovation of the military robotics industry, according to a new report that examines patents filed in recent years. According to GlobalData, only 41 patent applications in robotics were registered in the last quarter of 2021, compared with 56 in the same period last year.

GlobalData’s report includes data on the filing of patents and scholarships by public offices around the world. By combining textual analysis with official patent classification, patents can be grouped into thematic fields, and they can also be linked to global companies.

The field of robotics is one of the hottest issues today in terms of the challenges it faces in innovation, and the growing popularity it enjoys among investors.

It also provides an overview of the leading companies in the field today: Boeing ranks as a top provider of military technologies and equipment in the final quarter of 2021. According to army-technology.com, the American firm filed 51 patents in the field of robotics during that quarter. However, Boeing filed 60 patents in the same period last year.