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83% of brits want robots to do the dirty work

83% of brits want robots to do the dirty work
Industrial robot installations in the UK increased for the third year in a row to around 2,300 units (IFR World Robotics Report 2018). This is an increase of 31% (2016–2017). When asked about the workplace of the future, UK employees said they want robots to take over the unhealthy (83%), hazardous (77%) or monotonous (72%) jobs. These are the findings of the automatica Trend Index. In the UK, 1,000 employees were interviewed by a market research institute on behalf of automatica.
13th February 2019

Majority of UK and US workers positive about AI

Majority of UK and US workers positive about AI
The use of machines that are enabled by AI to handle tasks independently will enrich the workplace, according to a new report released during automatica 2018, trade fair for robots and automation; however, many employees surveyed for the report consider the term 'artificial intelligence' to be misleading as a machine cannot learn intelligently or act autonomously like a human being.
22nd June 2018

Meet and greet service robots at automatica 2018

Meet and greet service robots at automatica 2018
Interact with robots and see them in action at the dedicated Service Robotics Demo Park at automatica 2018. From 19th-22nd June, in Hall B4, over a dozen exhibitors will be showcasing a wide range of professional service robots, in applications from detection and individual picking of objects, cleaning and transport to rehabilitation, personal assistance and public relations.
12th June 2018


What do workers think about artificial intelligence?

What do workers think about artificial intelligence?
Did you know 67% of UK workers see artificial intelligence as a technology that makes machines better assistants in the workplace? In particular, the intelligent control over voice commands or touchpads will make it easier for people to assign the machine new tasks (70%). Sixty four percent of workers believe that computer scientists will not be able to replace human social skills with digital assistants.
11th June 2018

Robotics and big data start-ups at automatica

Robotics and big data start-ups at automatica
This year for the first time, the Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation (MWCapital) will take part in automatica, the exhibition for Smart Automation and Robotics, to be held from 19th-22nd June in Munich. MWCapital teams up with Messe München organising the automatica Start-up Arena in the Future and Innovation Hall B4. This will be the epicenter for entrepreneurs, investors and major corporations looking for technological solutions that are intended to yield extraordinary changes in Industry 4.0. 
8th June 2018

Special shows, lectures and technology you can touch

Special shows, lectures and technology you can touch
  The attraction of automatica, which will be held from 19th-22nd June, 2018, will be offering automation components, systems and solutions. The supporting programme comprising forums, conferences, special shows and practical demonstrations sheds light on all facets of automation.
30th May 2018

Colleague robots could take over the world of work

Colleague robots could take over the world of work
With around 1.8 million industrial robots, the number of robots has reached a new record in factories around the world. Workers around the world rate the fact that 'colleague robots' can take over work that is detrimental to health or handle hazardous materials positively (64% on average). However, employees are worried about how their own training can keep up with the pace of the working world 4.0.
15th May 2018

Human-robot interaction unlocks potential of service robotics

Human-robot interaction unlocks potential of service robotics
Together graphics displays, artificial intelligence and sensors, enable advances in human-robot interaction and are ushering in a new generation of service robots that are easy to programme and intuitive to use. In Munich, from 19-22nd June, 2018, automatica will demonstrate how products and systems - from flexible, collaborative robot tools to smart warehouses and humanoids - place people at the heart of their design, enabling not only better assistance and collaboration but also reduced costs.
3rd May 2018

Robotics innovations for smart production concepts

Robotics innovations for smart production concepts
The automation industry is booming, and robotics manufacturers are pushing forward with pioneering developments. This will also be reflected at automatica 2018 on the grounds of Messe München from 19th-22nd June 2018. Hybrid robots, cobots, dual-arm robots as well as new four- and six-axis kinematics are paving the way for smart production concepts.
19th April 2018


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