C is for cobots

This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: […]

Hey IT pros, stop worrying about robot replacements

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When last I tried to frighten enterprise workers about losing their jobs to robots, I cited an Oxford University study that ranked 702 occupations “according to their probability of computerisation.” An interesting exercise (if you’re not a telemarketer or another 99-percenter), but let’s face it, going through such a large list is a hassle. Fortunately, there’s […]

The potential benefit of robots in the workplace

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More than 2.5 million industrial robots will be working by 2019, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). That figure represents an average annual growth rate of 12% from this year. While some enterprise workers worry they eventually will be replaced by a machine, most see robots providing a valuable service (taking on tedious jobs) and leading to even more […]

Workers more chill about robot threat than previously thought

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It’s hard to blame enterprise employees for worrying that eventually (or even sooner) their jobs will be assigned to robots or some form of artificial intelligence (AI). After all, we’re constantly reading articles about — or even just alluding to — our pending displacement from the work force. Yet a recent survey  by global staffing firm Adecco […]

The power of code: Building a robot

  I decided to have a go at building a robot for a STEM session last weekend, to show the power of code (see my last post about learning to code) and how it can be used to control something.  A moving robot is a great visualisation to demonstrate this. After some searching I settled on […]