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Industries Affected By Robots

Whether it’s a robot arm welding car parts or an automated forklift moving pallets of merchandise, robots are becoming more and more prevalent in our daily lives. And while the idea of robotic automation has been around for decades, advances in technology are bringing them into even more industries than ever before—including ones that were once difficult to automate. Now that robots have made their way into so many different industries, there is concern about what this means for employment and workers’ rights. So let’s take a look at how robotics are affecting different sectors:


Robot manufacturing

Robots are used in manufacturing to do repetitive tasks, such as assembling cars. They’re also used to perform dangerous tasks that humans might not want to do, like handling hazardous chemicals or working around extreme temperatures. Finally, robots can be programmed with complex instructions and be used for tasks that are difficult for humans, like building cars without the need for precision tools.


Construction-by robot

Construction robots are used to perform dangerous tasks, including welding, painting, and demolition. These machines can help to reduce injuries in the construction industry.  They are also used for excavation work and building skyscrapers and bridges.

Logistics & Transport

Logistic & Transport

Robotics is an important technology for the logistics and transport industries. Racking and stacking robots help to load trucks and trains with goods, while autonomous vehicles can drive around warehouses to deliver goods to customers. Other types of machines are used for loading cargo onto aircrafts or ships. It seems robotic automation will play a vital role in the future of these industries, as it could make transporting goods faster and safer.

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

Agriculturing by robot

In agriculture, robots are used to harvest crops and monitor the environment. For example, in Japan robots are used to monitor the growth rate of fruit trees. Robots can be programmed to identify problem areas on a tree, such as disease or insect infestation, and help prevent future problems.

Farmers also use drones to survey their land for weeds or other potential issues that could affect crop yield. The drones take pictures from above and upload them to cloud storage where they can be accessed by farmers remotely if needed.

In forestry and fishing industries robots have been developed for use in both harvesting trees or fish as well as monitoring the environment around them including temperature levels in lakes or streams which can predict how well fish are doing at spawning time so fishermen can plan their trips accordingly

Food-service & Accommodation

Food and accommodation is one of the fastest growing industries in the past decade. It is expected to grow by more than 50% in the next five years, making it an excellent target for robotics.

There are several reasons why this industry is so lucrative for roboticists:

  • Food service has traditionally been a low-skilled job, which means that there’s plenty of room for automation technology to take over menial tasks like cooking or cleaning up after restaurant patrons (or hotel guests).
  • There’s a high demand for food service jobs, meaning that companies can easily find new recruits even if they’re replacing humans with machines.
  • Robots can be programmed with specific routines and habits that make them reliable workers who never need breaks or holidays off – unlike human employees who may get sick or go on vacation.


Healthcare robot

Robots are being used in the healthcare industry to help with surgery, rehabilitation, diagnostics and more. Robots can help during surgery by performing tasks that would otherwise be dangerous for humans to do. For example, robots can assist surgeons by holding instruments during intricate procedures that require precision or provide magnification. In addition to aiding doctors during operations, robots are also used for physical therapy where their movements closely mimic those of human muscles—making them perfect aids when training individuals who have suffered an injury or disability.

Rising use of robotics has led researchers to develop ways they could optimize robot-human interaction through technology such as haptics (touch sensors), which allows users to feel what a robot is touching or doing instead of just seeing it on a screen; virtual reality (VR) systems like Oculus Rift; and wireless connectivity between devices so patients don’t need cables attached directly into them (like an IV).

Robots are being used in more and more industries, which effects employment in ways that weren’t entirely predicted.

Robots are being used in more and more industries, which effects employment in ways that weren’t entirely predicted. Many jobs that were previously thought of as “safe” because they required human interaction or creativity are now vulnerable to automation by robots. For example, robotics have been implemented at call centers where a customer service agent’s job is talking on the phone with customers about their account details or troubleshooting problems with their accounts. These tasks can easily be automated by AI software programs (which is essentially what bots are).

So, what industry do you work in? Do you think there will be increased employment opportunities as a result of robotics? Let us know in the comments!

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