Advancing STEM Through Robotics Education

| April 16, 2019

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Robotics engineers believe that one-third of the world’s job will be automated in the nearest future. This, however, doesn’t mean that life will soon be like “The Jetsons.” As technological developments have done in the past, the next generation of robots utilizing artificial intelligence and automation to streamline processes currently handled with the assistance of human workers will significantly alter the job market. This idea represents a form of disruptive innovation, a term that refers to when an emerging technology can utilize fewer resources, thus competing better against those without it.

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