COVID-19 – Tipping Point for Automation

COVID-19 – Tipping Point for Automation evaluates how COVID-19 has influenced the adoption of automation from a short-term to a long-term horizon perspective.

While it is too early to evaluate the full extent of COVID-19 impact, the rise in infections and the subsequent lockdowns have certainly set in motion new drivers for wide-scale adoption of automation across industries.

Key Highlights:

  • Lockdown has acted as a catalyst for consideration and test-run for automation technologies by authorities, case in point usage of drone for surveillance and medicine delivery
  • The economic impact of COVID-19 crisis will limit automation investments in short-term
  • Geopolitics, EHS (Environmental, Health & Safety) and supply chain reliability will create massive opportunities for the automation industry

In addition, the report assesses the ripple effect of automation based on historical data and past experiences to offer a perspective on the Future of Jobs

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