Part one of a three-part series
Attitudes toward robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing just as fast as the technology itself. No longer confined to science fiction, robots are now part of everyday life. In the same way many of us have come to rely on applications and cloud services to perform tasks and store data in the digital realm, automation plays a vital role in the physical world while opening up new opportunities for innovation.
In fact, the World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts that while some jobs will be displaced by robotic automation, this shift has the potential to create more than 12 million net new roles and opportunities by 2025.
Particularly in hazardous industries and dangerous environments, intelligent machines can help keep workers safe and optimize processes and productivity. This is the case in factories, where production robots have long demonstrated their value and in places and spaces humans…