BARA raises standard in battle for more UK robots

London – When it comes to investment in robotics, UK manufacturers are continuing to lag well behind competitors in other developed countries.

Sales of robots to the sector, which includes many rubber parts makers, fell 15% year-on-year in 2018, data from the British Automation & Robot Association (BARA) shows.

The sales decline, to around 1,750 units, ended a tentative two-year recovery after a slide from a peak nearing 2,500 units in 2012, BARA chairman Mike Wilson reported.

The issue, he…

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