Robots won’t take away our jobs. They will make work safer and more efficient (opinion)

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, industries that did not previously pose a health and safety risk to workers — such as package and food delivery, travel, hospitality and even energy, transportation and construction — now do. Many of these jobs can’t be accomplished through Zoom, requiring a physical presence. So employers are looking to technology to help protect their workers from infection. They are relying on technologies like mobile agile robots to do the myriad of jobs that require a physical presence so human workers don’t run the risk of getting sick.



a person holding a bag of luggage: A worker loads groceries for delivery into a Starship Technologies Inc. robot in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Monday, May 18, 2020. Starship is a six-wheeled ground robot that can navigate streets and sidewalks autonomously, offering on-demand package delivery for consumers and businesses. Photographer: Nina Riggio/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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A worker loads groceries for delivery into a Starship Technologies Inc. robot in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Monday, May 18, 2020. Starship is a six-wheeled ground robot that can navigate streets and sidewalks autonomously, offering on-demand package delivery for consumers and businesses. Photographer: Nina Riggio/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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