If robots actually do take over the world, you can thank ABB Inc. The US operations of global manufacturing conglomerate ABB have built a presence in dozens of industries. Like its Swiss parent company, ABB Inc. operates in two main areas -- automation technologies and power technologies -- and serves customers in the power utilities, chemicals, oil and gas, and industrial process industries. ABB Inc.'s products include controls and instrumentation, robotics, switches, motors, generators, transformers, power electronics, and circuit breakers. The company also offers various consulting, repair, and outsourcing services.