Robots don’t just take jobs, they can help a new business grow

Letheren, Kate & Glavas, Charmaine (2016) Robots don’t just take jobs, they can help a new business grow. The Conversation.

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Robots and similar technologies are already in the workplace in a variety of forms. They appear in many places from manufacturing to remote-controlled police robots, even as sports reporters and surgery assistants. Most people assume that robotics is reserved for the large production lines of the automotive industry. But companies such as the European Robotics initiative SMERobotics support the integration of robots across EU-manufacturing. For the most part, robots are used for laborious work. The inability of robots to feel emotions (such as boredom) or physical sensations (fatigue or pain) make them ideal candidates for sifting through reams of data or even operating on a patient for hours without growing tired. These abilities make robots a perfect addition to any growing innovative or entrepreneurial firm.

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ID Code: 96982
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Robots, Artificial intelligence, Small business, Jobs, Automation
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2016 22:21
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 03:26

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