Survey shows how process industries view an autonomous future

Mike Edwards   

Features outlook survey technologies Yokogawa

Process industries are taking stock of their future in the midst of the current pandemic and planning to implement more autonomous technologies in the coming years, according to a new report.

The contents of this report are based on the findings from the Global End-user Survey on the Outlook for Industrial Autonomy, conducted on behalf of Yokogawa by Omdia between June and July 2020 with over 500 decision-makers from the process industries.

The purpose of the survey was to validate assumptions and quantify insights with 17 questions on topics ranging from investment in autonomy and the levels of autonomy through to the technologies being used and the impact of COVID-19.

As the process industries move from automation to autonomy, both operational technology (OT) and IT professionals are looking at ways to increase productivity through autonomous operations.

More than half of respondents said their companies are either slightly or significantly increasing their investments in industrial autonomy over the next 3 years.

Download the full report here.

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