Three grand movements are simultaneously sweeping through robotics:

  1. Robotics is becoming the next General Purpose Technology
  2. Robot-driven automation is forging a recovery in global productivity
  3. Robot automation is forming the backbone of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

This research report, Industrial Automation and the “New” Productivity, traces the origins, destinations and impacts of the three movements. In addition, it analyzes the historical decline in productivity as well as examines the influence of the “New” Productivity on the future of manufacturing and logistics.

Table of Contents:

I. Introduction: Defining the New Productivity

II. Robotics’ Impact on the Return of Productivity

III. Why Productivity Matters

IV. Robotics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

V. Industrial Automation Takes Shape: Who’s Buying What and Why?

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