Covid-19 causes shift in attitudes to robots

Published:  07 September, 2021

A survey of 250 UK SME and large manufacturing companies carried out by ABB ROBOTICS reveals a change in attitudes towards robotic automation in the UK, with 81.2% of companies saying that they are considering an investment in robots because of recent events including COVID-19.

Conducted as part of the launch of ABB’s new GoFa and SWIFTI collaborative robots, the survey shows how the impact of the pandemic has been widely felt by many businesses across the UK, with many affected by restrictions on workforce availability caused by lockdown and strict social distancing measures that have reduced their production capacity. 

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