Over the past few years, there have been incredible leaps forward in terms of technology, robotics and the potential for constructed and engineered machinery which looks closer to reflecting the abilities of humans than ever before.
While this is largely welcomed by most industries – enabling greater precision, efficiency and economy compared with labour undertaken by people – it also makes a number of industry employees feel slightly insecure. There’s something unsettling about imagining a future where robots may replace even the most skilled and proficient technicians, staffing industries through machine, not man.
What Does Modernity Look Like for Robotics?
Even a decade ago, it seemed incomprehensible that technical engineers would be able to create robots which resemble humans so closely that it can be difficult to determine the difference. For example, reasoning and communication skills in robotics have surged ahead to the extent that machines may now …