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Can a robot be man’s best friend?

Robots working alongside humans could help solve the looming skills shortage in UK manufacturing, but the cobots must be made safe

Hits and misses of retail marketing

Physicist Niels Bohr said, “It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.” Retail is dogged with false dawns and dodgy concepts. Here are three of the most notorious turkeys, plus three promising ideas which are proving that sometimes it’s the sceptics who are wrong

The future of fashion

Technologists and designers are combining to produce innovative new fabrics and manufacturing processes which will reshape the fashion industry

Digital twinning explained

Digital twinning has emerged as a major new approach to design and maintenance in the fourth industrial revolution, transforming the full life cycle of a product