Following a well-received first season, The Robot Podcast from ABB returns for Season Two with a wide-ranging exploration of the world of robotics and their benefits to society and industry.

The new season kicks off with Episode One on November 17th and looks at how everyday technologies have evolved over the last ten years; how robotics and automation will revolutionize the decade to come; and how AI and robotics can be an accelerator for industries worldwide.

Across six entertaining episodes, a wide variety of societally relevant topics will be discussed by the panel of assembled experts and commentators. Robotics in construction and education; the game-changer that is digital twinning; and the current retail revolution lead by automation – The Robot Podcast shines a light on all these hot topics.

Fran Scott, a regular contributor to the BBC and Channel 4 in the UK, returns as host. Fran said: “It’s great to be back presenting another season of The Robot Podcast. Over the next six weeks, myself and a team of experts will investigate the cutting edge of robotics and automation, as well as what it means for us and the way we live our lives. From major changes in the way we shop, to our search for sustainable solutions; a shifting workforce to the increase in digital simulations – we’ll explore it all in a way that makes sense to our growing gang of listeners.”

Subscribe now to The Robot Podcast wherever you get your podcasts, or via and, so you never miss an episode.

If you missed Season One, you can catch up on all previous episodes at the same link.

The Robot Podcast is part of the ABB Decoded series of podcasts.

The ABB Robot Podcast Release Schedule



Release Date


2021 – The Dawning of a Transformative Decade



Sustainable Construction



Robotics in Education



Digital Twinning



The Retail Revolution



Megamix (Season Highlights)



ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation is a pioneer in robotics, machine automation and digital services, providing innovative solutions for a diverse range of industries, from automotive to electronics to logistics. As one of the world’s leading robotics and machine automation suppliers, we have shipped more than 500,000 robot solutions. We help our customers of all sizes to increase productivity, flexibility and simplicity and to improve output quality. We support their transition towards the connected and collaborative factory of the future. ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation employs more than 11,000 people at over 100 locations in more than 53 countries.