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Robotic trends for 2020

17 December 2019

From recreational robots such as drones, to critical operational robots in the medical field, robotic technology is changing our daily lives. Here Stewart Goulding, Managing Director at Electro Mechanical Systems Ltd, explores some current trends that are set to appear in 2020.

Robots are everywhere – from robotic wearables, hands, and arms, to companion robots, medical devices, and even biomorphic drones that model the behaviour of bees. 

Cobots in the workplace

Since arriving on the scene in the mid-2010s cobots, or collaborative robots, have taken the market by storm. Cobots offer a variety of opportunities for production lines, particularly to enable humans and robots to complement each other, all while working alongside one another safely. The new trend for these styles of robots is making them more accessible, with more cost-effective options now allowing for greater distribution and use. 

In fact, cobots can reduce the human input on production by up to 50 percent. With the current skills gap having cost UK organisations £6.3 billion over the past twelve months, being able to integrate cobots and other robotic applications, has the potential to positively impact the economy.


Read the full article in the January 2020 issue of DPA.



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