How automation/robotics does indeed create jobs

Advances in Robotics & Automation

ISSN: 2168-9695

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How automation/robotics does indeed create jobs

World Congress on Industrial Automation

July 20-22, 2015 San Francisco, USA

Bob Doyle

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: Adv Robot Autom

Abstract :

There has been much in the news recently about how technological advances in robotics and automation are â??killingâ? jobs. This is important to manufacturing because it gives the industry a black eye. Unfortunately the media portray advances in our industry as job killers, rather than focusing on the real story of creating higher paying, higher technology jobs. Manufacturing today is not the manufacturing of old with dull, dirty or dangerous jobs. In fact, companies today have a hard time filling these advanced manufacturing jobs that require a higher skill set. This topic is important to the audience because we need everyone in the industry to help spread the message that the manufacturing industry is a high tech and innovative career choice to make. And that automation is not a job killer, but a job creator. The real threat to jobs in manufacturing is the inability to complete globally. Automation helps manufacturers be more productive, producing higher quality products faster, safer and cheaper. This keeps manufacturing in America rather than being outsourced to other countries. In fact, it causes companies to rethink their decision to offshore, potentially bringing manufacturing and jobs back to the United States. Research studies have proven that the introduction of robotics and automation creates jobs. This data will be discussed and analyzed. There are also many case studies of businesses that have created jobs because of automation. These companies are now successful, with new business and markets open to them that would not have been possible before automation. These case studies will be highlighted, proving that it is almost imperative to automate in order to remain competitive. This presentation will discuss and analyze research studies showing how automation/robotics does indeed create jobs. It will also discuss case studies (including videos) of small and medium sized business that is now thriving because of automation.

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