Half of Global Workforce Will Out of Work by 2045 Due to Robots

According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, millions of jobs could be lost to robots in the next 30 years. 

When job creation in the U.S. manufacturing sector peaked in the mid-1980s, automated systems caused contraction in employment levels, reports a recent redOrbit article covering the results.

There are currently more than 200,000 industrial robots in the U.S. – with rapid growth in the near future, says the article. Global robot sales expanded in 2015 and were up by 15% compared to 2014.

Substantial growth in robot sales came from the automotive sector while technological advances are allowing small and medium size manufacturers (SMEs) to compete using collaborative robots, states a recent article by The Robot Report covering the data.

“The continuing growth in robotics is opening many new job opportunities for people who can program, install, run, and maintain robots,” says Robotic Industries Association President Jeff Burnstein in the article. “In fact, if you look closer at the jobs discussion, automation is helping to save and create jobs. A lot of companies tell us they wouldn’t be in business without robotics and related automation.”

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