Last week’s poll: UK robotics

The Technology Strategy Board is about to publish a report outlining how the UK can improve its capability in robotics; which has been identified as a strategic sector by the government. What would be the most important implications of advanced robotics for the UK?

A fairly unequivocal thumbs-up for robotics from the 265 respondents to last week’s poll. The largest group, 45 per cent, thought a focus on robotics would enhance the UK’s expertise in remote mining and nuclear decommissioning, while 11 per cent thought it most likely to benefit the defence sector. Two groups of 10 per cent each thought it would benefit aerospace and autonomous vehicle development, while 8 per cent were concerned it could end up destroying jobs; and 16 per cent declined to pick an option.


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This probably isn’t the droid you’re looking for, after all