By Daniel Theobald, CIO and co-founder of Vecna Robotics
This paper discusses the opportunities discovered through technological innovation, and how robots and humans working together create critical economic benefits. This is the conclusion of a four-part series focused on robotic integration in the material handling value stream.
A recent study by Baylor University found more than a third of people are afraid they will lose their job to a robot. While this fear is understandable, evidence indicates robotic integration will increase roles, worker safety, productivity, and satisfaction.
Humans are, and will always be, a crucial part of the value stream. Robots can handle repetitive functions, quality precision, and around-the-clock work, but they cannot handle strategic decision making.
Humans, on the other hand, use reasoning to work around the unforeseen and analyze situations to improve processes, but they should not work a 24-hour shift – it is not physically or mentally safe. [Read more…] about Robots and Humans: Better Together