Technology & The American Worker #6 – Robotics

 

Computerized robotics will increasingly perform tasks not only on the factory floor, but also in the shipping, receiving and warehouse areas. The robots do not get sick, get bored or have personality problems that influence productivity. As computer software becomes more advanced and artificial intelligence continues to factor into innovation, robots will be used in a wide range of industries. An example would be the commercial janitorial industry. Large office buildings with plenty of wide open space are a perfect application for future use in the cleaning industry. The robots would vacuum endless hallways and also clean and polish large areas of floors with a machine. Convention centers and especially airports with long seemingly endless walkways would be ideal areas to allow a robot to vacuum away, during the middle of the night, when very few pedestrians are walking around.  Stocking, loading and order picking by robots along with many types of manufacturing tasks,  will continue to eliminate jobs.

Technology & The American Worker #1 – Introduction

Technology & The American Worker #2 – The CEO’s

Technology & The American Worker #3 – Technology Through History

Technology & The American Worker #4 – The Workers Without Technological Skills

Technology & The American Worker #5 – Self-Checkout Counters

Technology & The American Worker #6 – Robotics

Technology & The American Worker #7 – Car Repair Shops

Technology & The American Worker #8 – The Professionals

Technology & The American Worker #9 – You’re Being Watched

Technology & The American Worker #10 – Drone Delivery & Self-Driven Cars

Technology & The American Worker #11 – Conclusion

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