Automation for the people: Robotics needs to be a part of investors' portfolios now

Adoption in wider industries puts tech in good stead

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Rosanna Burcheri of Artemis
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Rosanna Burcheri of Artemis

Back in 2014 I was doing some exploratory number-crunching around potential investment themes. Often this can be like taking out a metal detector and finding a bottle top, but this time I noticed something I knew was significant.

I was reading about the growing capacity of robots and realised that the price, including depreciation, was converging with the full cost of labour doing a similar job, once you took into account pensions...

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