Soon we will have autonomous robots in society, as domestic helpers, soldiers and even doctors.
Robots are likely to become more common:
- in dangerous roles where a human would not be safe;
- to replace humans in unvalued roles, such as cleaning or factory assembly;
- where it is cheaper to use a robot;
- where a robot can do the job better
What might the consequences be of having more robots in society? Would they always be a good idea?
Applications of robotics