Research and Development

UK still lagging in automation

Increasing tax benefits, a greater understanding from banks and a longer term view on return on investment could all help the UK catch up in the automation stakes according to one of the sector’s leading professionals.

UK facility to bridge robotics gap

ABB Robots

The Robotics Innovation Facility (RIF) in Bristol, UK, which launches later today, forms part of the €20m (£15.8m) ECHORD++ research and manufacturing in robotics project. This is funded by the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.

The Bristol-based RIF is p…