There is a plethora of articles and information on the internet regarding Robot Automation and Robots in the workplace. What all the articles and information do show however is that automation in workplaces is inevitable as we move forward. Robot automation is changing the way that people perform their jobs, they are also changing the way people do their jobs in the future.
There will always be negative feedback on why Robots and automation will affect jobs but thankfully, there is also plenty of good feedback that seems to be helping business owners make important decisions going forward.
The centre for economics and business research March 2017 report concludes that there is a very positive relationship between Robotics automation and economic development. There is also positives between robot density (the number of Robot units per millions of hours worked) and labor productivity. This clearly shows that there is evidence that points towards robotic automation being a compliment for human labor rather than a replacement.
Businesses can only pay employees more if their productivity increases, automation allows workers to focus more on valuable tasks. Robots are about productivity, they simply don’t do creativity very well, they also don’t so things that have an element of failure which is at the very core of any design process. Robot Automation is allowing employees to move away from once mundane tasks and be more creative, not only increasing productivity but increasing their career prospects.
Businesses, particularly factories where many repetitive and dangerous tasks are performed are one such industry where Robot Automation is excelling. Employees who would normally perform these mundane and dangerous tasks have many more opportunities opened up for them such as additional and further training including better skilled jobs.
Other Industries such as the hospitality Industry are employing the use of service Robots where Robots are being used to serve tables, interact with guests and in some instances, especially in Hotels, be front of house where they greet guests provide information and carry bags to rooms.