07 Mar '17, 11am

The robots eyeing my job

The robots eyeing my job

The last thing I expected when attending the launch of the London Science Museum’s new Robots exhibition was to have a leading robot maker warn me that my job was at risk of roboticization. But when I handed my business card to Rob Knight, of Maxon Motor’s Robot Studio, his eyes lit on the job title: Chairman & Chief Pollinator. The way things are going with honeybees, he commiserated, it’s only a matter of time before nano-drones zoom in — and even human-to-human cross-pollinators such as me could be in line for disintermediation. I assumed he was joking, at least with the last bit, but the robot revolution is proceeding at such a blistering pace that scarcely a day passes without another robo-breakthrough announced — or another robo-Frankenstein story exposed. The day before the exhibition was opened — in part by a robot, RoboThespian — the Financial Times carried a full...

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/robots-eyeing-my-job

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