Robots and Robotics

Articles, news and insight on the ever increasing use of robots and robotics in SME companies.

Success stories

Winning the Start-Up Series – Henry Acevedo, Fox Robotics

Nearly a quarter of the time spent fruit picking is trundling produce back and forth to collection points. Fox Robotics uses robots to help workers spend their time more productively

Business Technology

Could robots reduce the risk of workplace injuries?

When we discuss robotics, we often get carried away with flashy visions of the future: one day soon, we’ll all zoom around in high-tech autonomous vehicles, chatting with our dedicated robotic companions nonstop and eating gourmet, robot-cooked haute cuisine.


Self-employed think artificial intelligence won’t majorly affect the workplace

Despite widespread worries over job security, half of self-employed people believe artificial intelligence won't have much impact on the world of work.

Business Technology

Taxing the robots – Far sighted or fanciful?

Here, Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells and Alexandra Whittington, of Fast Future, looks at the issue of whether we should be taxing robots.


British workers would be happy to have a robot boss

New research shows that one in ten think a robot boss would be more efficient than a human, with men more likely to accept a non-human boss than women.


FTSE 100 companies keeping robot plans under wraps

Just eight of the publicly listed FTSE 100 companies plan to keep their robotics plans under wrap in the next few years.


Robots must understand human behaviour to reduce mistakes

Robots need to understand human behaviour to reduce mistakes in the workplace, before they can be fully integrated, study says.

Business Technology

Five ways robotics can help you scale your business

Here, Simon Shah, chief marketing officer, Redwood Software highlights how businesses can use robotics to enhance their company.


Robots will NOT steal UK jobs… they could create more

The majority of industry professionals have never witnessed robots stealing a job, instead they see them creating roles.


Should we be scared of robots running our shops?

Mindtree recommends balancing of technology and human assistance to address widely diverse shopper comfort levels with automation.

Business Technology

The robots are coming – the future of workplace smart tech

City Calling reveals the top emerging trends from CES 2017 that has the potential disrupt the UK job market.


Rise of the robots – Will machines take over your profession?

15 million of the current jobs in Britain could be taken over by automated robots over time, with finance as a likely target.

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...

Partner content

What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Hospitality businesses have faced a number of challenges in the last couple of years. Find out what funding and support is available.


6 types of business funding for UK tech companies

Here we explore six types of business funding that can help your UK tech company expand and reach its goals.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.