There has been much concern in the media in recent months with respect to robots and automation in manufacturing and whether industrial robots create more jobs for people or take them away.  This Design News report features information from A3 Association for Advancing Automation, the parent organization of the Robotics Industry Association, and IFR International Federation of Robotics — both supporting the use of robots in manufacturing being associated with increased employment. One study concluded there are three trends are affecting how robotics is shaping manufacturing: the increased use of automation for repetitive and dangerous tasks, the shift to a service economy, and the reshoring trend.

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