My morning roundtables at this year's Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit included discussions around 'Autonomous Mobile Robotics', 'Cobots versus Standard Robots', and 'End of Line Automation'.
The promise of quicker recovery, reduced trauma and improved clinical outcomes has been the catalyst behind the development of surgical robotics, with the global market for robot-assisted surgery forecast to be worth £31bn by 2026.
For centuries, Stoke-on-Trent has been regarded as the ceramics heartland of the world. To keep pace with the demands of today, the city can’t rely on its industrial pedigree, it needs to offer cutting-edge technology and manufacturing excellence.
A recent global study – After The Fall: Cost, Causes and Consequences of Unplanned Downtime* – showed the majority of companies have experienced at least one unplanned downtime outage over the past three years, costing an average $260,000 an hour across all businesses.