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IFR Robotics CEO Round Table Discussion at the Automate in Chicago

The 4th IFR CEO Round Table discussion on 22 January 2013 at the Automate in Chicago focused on the impact of industrial robots on employment. Two robot user...
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Robots Create Jobs - IFR International Federation of Robotics

Robots Create Jobs - IFR International Federation of Robotics | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

ROBOTICS will be a major driver for global job creation over the next five years.  The announcement is based on a study conducted by the market research firm, Metra Martech, "Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment".

One million industrial robots currently in operation have been directly responsible for the creation of close to three million jobs, the study concluded. A growth in robot use over the next five years will result in the creation of one million high quality jobs around the world.  Robots will help to create jobs in some of the most critical industries of this century: consumer electronics, food, solar & wind power, and advanced battery manufacturing to name just a few.

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Robotic use rises as manufacturing becomes Reshored

Robotic use rises as manufacturing becomes Reshored | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

This article explains how automating with industrial robots can help companies to bring their manufacturing home without any adverse effects on their competitiveness.  Read more....

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General Electric’s Jack Welch famously said in the 1980s that the continued competitiveness of American industry hinged around manufacturers having to decide whether to “automate, emigrate or evaporate”.

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