Global Robot Revolution: EVERY Job Is At Risk?

by Dr. Iris Marie Mack, PhD, EMBA   The algorithms of a robot are progressively advancing, making the automation of more tasks possible, and, eventually, many occupations are likely to become obsolete (Mack, 2017). Robots can perform repetitive tasks, which are tiresome and prone to mistakes when done by humans, faster and without errors. Because of that advantage, they are taking over many tasks in many industries, lowering wage costs, and improving efficiency. Let’s look at some examples.     The manufacturing sector was the first one to introduce robots to perform…

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Robots Taking People’s Jobs at an Alarming Rate!

Research shows the dramatic degree to which robots are replacing people in the workforce and driving down wages.  Learn more about the robot labor force by reading this article in the International Business Times – UK edition. Also, if you need a holiday present for the robot fans in your life, please check out these fun gift ideas: tshirts, hoodies, posters, etc.    

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Robotics in Construction: The End of Blue-Collar Work?

by Ti Zampino, Austin Young, Farah Wells, Joshua Wells, Riley Zeringue, Lianna Wiener, Mathias Zelaya, & Samer Yacaman   Let’s face it: we’ve been looking forward to robots taking over mundane jobs since The Jetsons first aired in 1962. But what we didn’t anticipate, or perhaps ignored, is the rise of robots replacing millions of jobs for millions of citizens across the globe. Drones, auto-piloted heavy machinery, and robots designed to work on repeatable tasks are taking over much construction work across the globe. But is the loss of jobs…

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Are Robots Displacing Professionals in the Publishing Industry?

by Isabelle Varon, Nicholas Varela, Olivia Verheyen, Alejandro Villareal, Kennedi Ware, Cameron Vidrine, Tatiana Wallace and Gabriel Velazquez   According to “Automated Journalism” by Andreas Grafe, the four major countries leading the way, using robots to publish a myriad of different articles, are Germany, United States, United Kingdom, and China. Russia is not far behind and it can be assumed that within the next few years they will be heavily relying on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in publishing.     In early 2019, The Guardian newspaper published an article about politics…

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Will Digital Marketing Robots Take Over the World?

by Karime Rojas-Tepepa, William Rossi, Isabella Rupiper, Sydney Rockwell, Kiana Rios, Cielo Ruiz and Patrice Roberts Digital/Online marketing is used to drive traffic to businesses and websites. In the past 10 years, the industry has grown exponentially. Singapore, Germany, Japan, and Sweden follow South Korea in leading the way of Online Marketing. Companies are using multiple types of digital marketing robots in their businesses – such as: Mass emails for email marketing campaigns Social media Customer care/customer service Traffic bots SEO bots ….. For the most part there is little…

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Online Retail: Selling Products and Your Jobs

by Kate Petrovic, Liliana Pino, Tristan Pol, Jacob Piaseckyj, Anthony Pena, Justin Rabin and Gabriel Porges   Many people when they think of “retail automation” may think of humanoid robots patrolling aisles, operating checkout, or restocking items. However, this is pretty far from the actual reality of automation in retail. Most of the so-called “robots” in the retail industry are simple machines and algorithms used to do a tedious or unskilled job. For example, a lot of automation is stocking databases and supply systems that keep the items in stock.…

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American robots lose jobs to Asian robots as Adidas shifts manufacturing

The Adidas – a German sportswear company – plans to close high-tech “robot” factories in Germany and the United States that it launched to bring production closer to customers.  The company will deploy some of its robot technology in Asia because it would be “more economic and flexible.” Adidas started production of shoes largely by robots at its “Speedfactory” in (1) Ansbach near its Bavarian headquarters in 2016 (2)  Atlanta, Georgia in the U. S. in 2017.   Adidas has recently shifted most of its production to Asia.  The company…

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MIT’s Mini Cheetah Backflipping Robots Pop Out of Leaves and Play Soccer

The Biomimetic Robotics Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M. I. T.) has built what it calls mini cheetahs.  These little dog-like robots can run, backflip, “play” soccer and hide under piles of leaves. For more information on your future pets, please click here and here.  

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Automation of The Aviation Industry: Are Robots Taking Over The Aviation Industry?

by Amber Drumm, Dionicio Espino, Jada Hackett, Zachary Holloway, Sarah Huddell, Alejandra Hurtado and Donovan Huynh Brief overview of how robots have taken over in the aviation industry: Since the introduction of robotics, machines have slowly become the best alternative for more efficient production. Robots reduce production costs and do not require health care benefits as a manual worker would need. Although they offer various benefits, robots adversely affect the manual workers of the industries. As many industries incorporate more robots into the manufacturing of their products and the distribution…

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