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Why is the UK trailing in the march of the robots?

“The spinning mule was a pivotal element in the industrial revolution... turning Britain into a textiles superpower,” wrote Andrew Bowman in the Financial Times last month . “But, when it comes to replacing human hands with machines, today’s British manufacturers have become the Luddites of Europe.” He follows up this damning remark with some hard facts:  The UK car industry...
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Will robotics be the driving force behind an industrial revolution for the 21st Century?

On Monday, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) opens its £1m competition in robotics and autonomous systems (RAS). Ten days before, Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, announced a government investment of £35m to fund “centres of excellence” for RAS. Is there a flavour for investment in robotics brewing in the UK? Or is this just symptomatic of the wider global...
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Will robotics be the driving force behind an industrial revolution for the 21st Century?

On Monday, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) opens its £1m competition in robotics and...

Why is the UK trailing in the march of the robots?

“The spinning mule was a pivotal element in the industrial revolution... turning Britain into...