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Will robots simply replace people on the job

13 Sep

I was watching TED the other day and found an interesting video on scaremongering of technology. As technology grows we do feel quite scared in the sense that as soon as we have learnt something new about technology and how to use it, it changes and we don’t change with it. But the reality is technology will replace people if they don’t change and I don’t mean line workers but we as engineers must design to assist people not replace them.

The following post below taken from TED website explains:

“Scaremongers play on the idea that robots will simply replace people on the job.

In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, the robot with eyes that move and arms that react to touch, which could work alongside an aging population — and learn to help them at home, too.

Rodney Brooks builds robots based on biological principles of movement and reasoning. The goal: a robot who can figure things out.

Rodney Brooks: Why we will rely on robots #TED : http://on.ted.com/ekXj

I hope you enjoy.

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