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Robots’ use on the rise

The pandemic is a real boost for digital factory technologies. The company’s sales of disinfectant robots have risen 1000% this year on surging demand from hospitals, schools and airports. Businesses where the perception of the customer is important want to show that they are doing something about safety.

IFR expects the number of professional services robots in operation around the world to rise by 38% this year and that growth to continue in the next two years, with the Public sector showing an unexpectedly high growth rate. Changes in digital and technology adoption are taking place about 25 times faster than before the pandemic.

Executives’ attitudes have shifted from using automation for cost reduction to gaining a competitive advantage. However, the development of a digital infrastructure requires corresponding investments and training measures to ensure than human resources are endowed with the right competences to carry out these economic activities.

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