In its research, the bank claims that an additional £1.24 billion ($1.87 billion) investment into robotics could give as much as a £60.5 billion economic lift to the U.K. by 2025.
Consequently, this investment could push growth in the country's manufacturing sector further to £191 billion in the next decade. While job cuts in the sector are anticipated, the investment could help "soften" and potentially even mitigate further cuts within the manufacturing workplace and safeguard up to 73,500 employees.
In terms of the overall economy, Barclays stated that around 105,800 jobs across the U.K. could be preserved by this investment.
The report comes as concerns over a struggling manufacturing sector appear only to worsen in the U.K.
In November, a survey by the Confederation of British Industry showed expectations for the U.K.'s manufacturing output was likely to fall in the coming months; while preliminary estimates from the Office of National Statistics in late October showed that the U.K.'s gross domestic product missed expectations in the third quarter of 2015.