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When a 3rd shift starts, 7.85 new jobs are created. What happens when a robot is deployed?

February 28, 2012

… A study commissioned by the Intl. Fed. of Robotics found that 3.6 jobs are created for every robot deployed. Click the image to enlarge.
… The logic is complicated and nets out jobs displaced against jobs saved by not moving offshore, but also shows where new jobs in robotics, and downstream, are actually created.
… Read a review of the details here or the full Metra Martech study here.
Read a poignant story of the plight of American workers in TheAtlantic.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

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