The UK is lagging behind its major competitors in the adoption and use of industrial robots. As a result, national productivity – which has been flatlining since the 2008-09 financial crisis – has suffered.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has moved the US’ widespread commercial exploitation of drones another step closer. It has authorised American Robotics to deploy automated drones onsite without human operators present.
Robotics, automation, and digital twins are at the centre of a new research and development partnership between the UK and Japan. The aim is to aid the complex and hazardous process of decommissioning old or dangerous nuclear facilities.
Chris Middleton, reporting for Transform Industry, provides insights into the impact of a long-term economic fallout created by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and looks at how new technologies help humans into the future