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    Rubrik: Automation

    Robotics of the future in the pharmaceutical industry

    This article differentiates applications of "modern robotics" from classical automation in order to illustrate that technical advances in recent years have made a new type of automation possible. It discusses the drivers and applications within the pharmaceutical industry which will benefit from this modern robotics and gives an indication of the industry-specific requirements. Section 5 outlines how machine learning will simplify and speed-up developments in future. Finally, the article envisions major opportunities for the pharmaceutical and robotics industries justified by the availability of the described new type of applications in combination with the outlined demands.