Robotics

UK workplaces have ‘too few’ robots
Vegetable-picking robot can identify the ripe and disease-free crops. © University of China
Vegebot could help solve labour shortages
Ericsson plans fully-automated factory
Car maker BYD in China has developed the world’s longest electric bus ©BYD Electricos
From sporty robots to bendy buses: a world of innovation
The HERU turns everyday rubbish, including coffee cups, nappies and plastics into energy for your boiler
Home incinerators to sleep robots: a world of innovation
Middle Eastern business and HR leaders said they were not ‘future workforce ready’ in 60% of categories. © Getty Images
Middle East workforce not ready for automated future
Around 1.5m jobs have a high risk of automation, 13m have a medium risk of automation, and 5.5m have a low risk. © Getty Images/iStockphoto
Buyers face 42% risk of being automated
The team felt chatbot technology has the potential to provide the most value to procurement ©badboo/123RF
The future of procurement…
Robotic processes are helping with raw materials analysis ©Jaguar Land Rover
Case study: Jaguar Land Rover technology plans
Demand rockets for manufacturing robots
Industry 4.0 means procurement ‘will be seen more strategically’
The mining and smelting firm has automated admin work ©Stefan Berg/Boliden
Mining firm Boliden using robotics to free up procurement