Although robots have been present in the manufacturing industry for a long time, they are becoming steadily more important. They can perform more and more tasks and can be controlled in an increasingly advanced way. Whereas their predecessors worked behind fences and did not interact with humans, new generations of robots work together with people on the shop floor.
Robotisation offers opportunities to speed up processes or make them more efficient and therefore cheaper. Robots can also take over physically demanding or dangerous tasks from employees. For this reason, it can be very attractive to invest in robotics. However, this will require investing in staff as well: they must be able to work with the robots after all.