Robotization And Robotisation

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Robotisation will play an increasing role in the workplace, assisting human employees with their tasks. Naturally, there is an increasing concern from employees, trade unions and policy makers that unemployment will raise as smart robots replace them, as economist Richard Freeman argues that robots can be a substitute for workers, even highly skilled professionals. Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to the transformation in the way humans and machines connect and relate. The first three industrial revolutions were underpinned by steam engines, mass production and electricity, and information technology. The fourth revolution is in its early stage, it brings machine intelligence together with all other digital technologies that have become incredibly fast and inexpensive. Robots will operate 24/7 and won’t take breaks but they would still need to be managed to make sure they are working at an optimum level. Understanding the capabilities of this new workforce and ensuring they work in conjunction with your existing teams is a key activity for HR.
Technology has already made huge inroads into sectors such as manufacturing. Companies in this industry, along with retail and transport firms, are most likely to be keeping an eye on where advances in technology might take them. The state of robotic arts today is a point where humans and robots share labour, with robots handling the simple and repetitive and humans taking care of the complex and dynamic. If you
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