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Robots and robotics in the public media 

Cobots trained to repair coral reefs: Marine biologists are working with researchers to train cobots in pick-and-place operation to restore coral reefs and reverse damage caused by warming seas., according to the BBC (12 September) Source 

7% growth in industrial robots this year: IFR President Marina Bill has said the number of industrial robots globally is likely to reach 590,000 in 2023, reports robotics24/ (26 September) Source  

Spain enjoys automation boom: Taking a national perspective, Barcelona-based business consultancy TAS Consultoria highlights Spain’s prominent position (4th) among EU economies to be experiencing significant growth in the installation of industrial robots. Source 

UK joins Horizon Europe: Widely reported, news of the UK’s participation in Europe’s research collaboration programme was announced on the British government website (7 September). Source