Robot Workforce to the Rescue: Plugging Labour Gaps in Singapore

Singapore’s robot workforce fills the labour gap from baristas and inspectors

The lack of a robotic arm that can match the human hand will continue delay the full automation.

SINGAPORE (Reuters), May 30: After struggling to hire staff during the pandemic in Singapore, businesses have increasingly deployed robots to assist with a variety of tasks. These include surveying construction sites and scanning library book shelves.

According to the ministry of manpower, COVID-19 restrictions have increased \”the pace\” at which companies adopt technology and automate.

A four-legged robot named \”Spot\” built by the U.S. firm Boston Dynamics scans sections of gravel and mud to monitor progress. Data is sent to Gammon Construction’s control center.

Source:
https://www.reuters.com/technology/baristas-inspectors-singapores-robot-workforce-plugs-labour-gaps-2022-05-30/