5 ways robotics in changing global industry
The global market for robotics is expanding continuously. According to the World Robotics 2020 Industrial Robots report published by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), by the end of last year some 2.7 million robots were operating in factories around the world, 12% more than in 2019 when 373,000 new robots were sold and installed during that year.
Today, industrial automation, driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, plays a decisive role in modern production plants where it is redefining work processes, operator interaction and skill levels. A recent report published by the McKinsey Institute, The future of work after COVID-19, highlights how working restrictions imposed by the recent pandemic have played a significant role in pushing companies to invest more and more in autonomous robotic plants, smart digital systems and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions in order to avoid future production outages and improve safety in the workplace.
To help industries navigate the smart factory and robotic technology, Pearson and Comau – the global leader in industrial automation and robotics – have jointly developed a unique specialist course addressing these issues.
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This new course provides learners with a focused and specialist introduction to industrial automation and concepts in engineering robotics. Covering the operation and programming of robots and the development and management of digital and enabling technologies and conveying practical notions of immediate relevance to finding work in Industry 4.0 manufacturing.
Read the World Robotics 2020 Industrial Robots report
Read the McKinsey Institute, The future of work after COVID-19