Britain could lead a robotic revolution with cost savings of 16 per cent by 2025

By Oliver Smith, CITY AM on 10th of February 2015

By 2025 the country’s workforce could look very differentThe UK is set to be among the leading adopters of industrial robots over the next decade, benefitting from improved productivity and a huge reduction in labour costs. While global average cost savings from the use of robots is expected to be around 16 per cent by 2025, Britain’s fast adoption is expected to push savings nearer to 21 per cent, according to a report out today on the global impact of robotics from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). “We’re seeing a fundamental trend where the cost of robotics are getting so low that it’s

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Today’s sixtysomethings are healthier than ever

By The Times on 9th of February 2015

People in their 60s are much healthier than a decade ago, with serious illness among the newly retired falling by almost half.The baby-boom generation has effectively delayed the start of old age, according to a report which says this has given the NHS a “huge let-off” but warns of big problems to come.Better diet, more exercise and drugs such as statins have helped to cut the proportion of people in their 60s and 70s with serious health problems, mainly through a fall in heart attacks.

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Drone waiters unveiled in Singapore

By BBC on 9th of February 2015

Food is a national obsession in Singapore, but the country is facing a desperate shortage of waiting staff to get the food from the kitchen to the diner. One company thinks it has found the solution in the form of flying drones to automatically deliver your dinner.Infinium’s robots whizz above the heads of diners on paths charted by a computer program, and navigate using infra-red sensors placed around the restaurant.But are Singaporean foodies ready to be served their dinner without the human touch?

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