According to a recent study, Metra Martech’s Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment, published by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) in Tokyo,  three million jobs have been created in recent years by the use of robots and a further one million positions are estimated globally by 2016.

Mike Wilson, chairman of BARA, said: “The IFR study highlights the importance of robotics to the future growth of UK industry and the jobs it

will create as a result. The recently launched government funded Automating Manufacturing Programme is providing assistance to companies looking to use automation to improve competitiveness and drive growth.”

The Government is providing, through the PPMA Group, up to £600,000 of funding to promote automation in UK manufacturing.

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