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Robots don’t go on holiday

“China is being particularly hit by labour shortages and labour rates”

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Jim Lawton

Rethink Robotics’ chief marketing officer Jim Lawton tells the Financial Times that the Chinese market is a growth area for sales of its industrial robots. “We had one customer who recently went through the Chinese new year and 60% of his employees did not return,” Lawton claimed, adding that his robots could replace factory labour.


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