Automation & Robotics
September 2020

Human workers will remain critical on factory floors for the foreseeable future and will not be entirely replaced by robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI), according to leading experts from BMW Group and Deloitte.






September 2020

Enforced changes in work patterns and the shifts to remote working imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic on large sections of the global economy has accelerated the pace of digital transformation that was already underway. Despite the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, service providers continued to switch on 5G.






September 2020

Pixevia, a retail automation company, has attracted a 1 million euro ($1.20 million) investment for R&D of AI-driven smart store technology. Although smart stores were first introduced in the US, Pixevia was the pioneer in Europe, launching its first AI store in 2019, in Lithuania.






September 2020

Bespoke factory automation and control systems specialists’ ALS Controls has changed its name to ALS Mechatronic. The company announced its new name ALS Mechatronic better reflects its full capabilities as it is set to expand into new industry sectors and commit to greater expansion in the US, opening offices in Texas.






September 2020

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is currently testing wearable robotic exoskeletons, developed by SuitX, an American company specialised in bio-technology and exoskeletons for medical and professional uses.






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