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Scottish Robotics Thriving in Maritime, Manufacturing Industries - Robotics Business Review


Previously, I looked at how Edinburgh's universities were leading the city's robotics and AI efforts, and in the process turning it into a destination for research and education in Europe. In this article I will be looking at the businesses side of the Scottish robotics landscape, and the ways that Scotland is embracing robotics and AI as an industry. One key area that Scottish robotics are thriving in is the maritime industry, specifically the development of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Scotland has a rich maritime history, and with the rise of a maritime robotics sector in Scotland, it looks like this tradition is still strong. In the manufacturing sector, Scottish companies are also increasingly eager to embrace robotics and automation, primarily as a way to cut costs, improve competitiveness, innovate new products and expand their global market share.