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Could a Robot Really Take Your Job?

Joe Campbell (Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing & Applications Development, Universal Robots)

Location: Center Stage

Date: Tuesday, February 5

Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Track: Center Stage

Vault Recording: TBD

The market for collaborative robots, or cobots, is forecast to grow by more than 50% annually through 2022, with automotive and electronics representing key industries in terms of market share, according to Opinions are mixed as to what that will mean for the human workforce, though. Some reports say automation could result in net creation of jobs, while others warn that layoffs are inevitable. In this panel discussion, we’ll talk to experts in the field to find out if a robot could really take your job or merely just change it.