Study: 7,000 workers interviewed about robots + AI worldwide

31 May 2018

With around 1.8 million industrial robots, the number of robots has reached a new record in factories around the world. Workers rate the fact that "colleague robots" can take over work that is detrimental to health or handle hazardous materials positively. However, employees are worried about how their own training can keep up with the pace’. These are the findings of the automatica Trend Index 2018 for which 7,000 employees were interviewed. The companies can count on a positive basic attitude; in the working world of the future, human-robot teams will improve manufacturing by combining human talents with the strengths of robotics some 70% believe (News Item automatica, 15 May 2018).
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