Industrial Robots Advantages And Disadvantages

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In recent years, we have recognized that as technology advances, many jobs that used to be done by the human hand are now replaced by industrial robots. As the technology advances, it is clearly seen that robots are smarter than the human, and are now capable of performing tasks at a greater efficiency than us. With this advantage of being more efficient, human jobs are slowly being replaced by robots, and it results in the increase in the unemployment rate. Though technological advances increases the efficiency of a nation as a whole, the real question is whether technological advances all together benefits or damages us more. As it is proven that robots are more efficient than human, many industries around the world began to introduce robots into their production line. For example, during the past couple of years, more than 320,000 industrial robots have been sold (Rotman). In addition, it is expected that by 2019, around 2.6 million units of industrial machines will be used worldwide, and the usage of industrial machines will grow…show more content…
Problems such as an increase in the unemployment rate occurs, which is when the supply of labor is greater than firms demand for labor. In addition, robots will not be able to replace high skilled jobs such as doctors or surgeons because these jobs require quick judgement on the situation, something the robots are incapable to be do, since they are programmed.
It is clearly seen that the introduction of industrial robots includes both advantages and disadvantages for the society. The key is while introducing more technology into human lives, we should maintain a balance usage between the robots and human capital. Too much usage of robots could potentially cause people to lose their own unique value, while completely stopping the usage of robots could lead to problems such as decrease in productivity and living
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