International Multi-Purpose Industrial Robots

Jim Heley’s talk on robotics  at our next event Yorkshire’s Manufacturing:  Our Future, Your Future … How can we transform our Region in to the UK Silicon Valley of Manufacturing? on Thursday 29th March will reveal startling stats about the global investment and pose questions about the impact this investment has on our competitiveness against players like China. International Multi-purpose Industrial Robots (opens as JPEG).  Projected number of robotic units in China appear set to rise from just under 32,000 in 2008 to nearly 156,000 in 2014.

As I’ve understood our experts talking about this, it seems this level of investment could indicate that China’s manufactured goods may well fall in to line with the Western world and become less competitive.

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