Is it too late to invest in robots?

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SINGAPORE (Oct 20): Omron Asia Pacific’s new Automation Centre (ATC) at Alexandra Technopark offers a glimpse into the future of manufacturing: one where production lines without conveyer belts can churn out customised products as quickly as generic goods.

Spanning 8,500sf, the ATC is part of a S$13.5 million investment by the Japanese industrial automation firm to boost Singapore’s robotics sector as it bets on the republic’s emerging as a key hub for robotics in the region.

As for now, Singapore trails behind South Korea as the second-highest concentration of robots in the world — with 398 robots for every 10,000 employees... (Click here to read the full story.)