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Automation boom in electrical /electronics industry drives 30% increase in sales of industrial robots

Nov 07, 2018 — The electrical and electronics (E&E) industry is a key driver of a 30% growth in sales of industrial robots in 2017. E&E sectors accounted for 32% of robot sales, only 1 percentage point behind sales to the automotive industry which so far has been the main driver of robot adoption. We look at the reasons for the rapid uptake of automation in the E&E sector.

Robots and AI: Vision and Reality

Sep 27, 2018 — Robots that can ice-skate, hoover the house, flip burgers, pour beer and share jokes with humans are making headlines and scoring millions of hits on YouTube. Robotics is moving at a fast pace and much of this is due to rapid developments in artificial intelligence (AI).

Automation and the Future of Work

Jul 30, 2018 — For over two centuries philosophers and economists have debated the question of the impact of automation on jobs. The evidence to date points to automation having a positive effect on labour demand. Why is this and how can we ensure the trend continues in the face of rapid advances in robotics and artificial intelligence?

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