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Re: World Robotics 2021 – Service Robots report released
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2021, 01:33:57 AM »
>>Demand for professional cleaning robots grew by 92% to 34,400 units sold

On the one hand: well, obviously.

On the other hand: Whoa!

I still keep wondering if we are moving to a post-job economy or just a period of dislocation until we figure out what exactly everyone is going to do to earn their money.

And BTW, one thing that is often missed in the discussion, is the "job economy" is a relatively new invention. It's been less than a century that the typical person even in the rich nations had a job. Two centuries ago, such a thing was rare. People always had "work" of course, but the "job" is a very modern invention. So the idea that we could move to an economy without jobs seems likely rather than unnatural.

In the broad sweep of history, will economic historians look back on the 19th - 21st centuries as the Age of Jobs?

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Re: World Robotics 2021 – Service Robots report released
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2021, 08:38:23 PM »
"Companies in North America added a record number of robots in the first nine months of this year as they rushed to speed up assembly lines and struggled to add human workers.

Factories and other industrial users ordered 29,000 robots, 37% more than during the same period last year, valued at $1.48 billion, according to data compiled by the industry group the Association for Advancing Automation.

Robots also continue to push into more corners of the economy. Auto companies have long bought most industrial robots. But in 2020, combined sales to other types of businesses surpassed the auto sector for the first time - and that trend continued this year. In the first nine months of the year, auto-related orders for robots grew 20% to 12,544 units, according to A3, while orders by non-automotive companies expanded 53% to 16,355."

North American companies rush to add robots as demand surges | Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/technology/north-american-companies-rush-add-robots-demand-surges-2021-11-11/

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Re: World Robotics 2021 – Service Robots report released
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2021, 07:23:27 PM »
>> Service Robots > Hospitality

Wow!

"Unlike other robots, Somatic’s cannot be bought. Instead, it is hired, on a 40-hour weekly contract like any other employee. The difference is that its salary is $1,000, while a human in similar situations and contexts could be paid more than $2,000. According to the manufacturer, all it takes is to give the robot water and electricity to do its job."

Somatic: This is Bathroom Cleaning Robot - Techidence
https://www.techidence.com/somatic-this-is-bathroom-cleaning-robot/

Fully automatic toilet cleaning robot : BeAmazed
https://old.reddit.com/r/BeAmazed/comments/r0da15/fully_automatic_toilet_cleaning_robot/