S1E6 – The Future of Work

There is a labor availability crisis growing today in nearly every industry that requires manual work. A worldwide generational phenomenon driven by the adoption of technology has led to having a more tech-savvy population and a modern workforce less interested in doing manual tasks. As a result, finding consistent reliable physical labor is a near universal challenge.

This issue is causing companies to turn rapidly to automation of all kinds. A new generation of autonomous robots, really the first generation of thinking moving machines, are entering the workplace. Contrary to popular opinion, these robots aren’t stealing jobs; rather, they are addressing a critical labor-supply problem. Now more than ever, robots are capable of bridging the labor gap while increasing productivity in ways that don’t depend on more human labor.

From this perspective, it’s clear that the next generation of automation will play a role in bringing about a brighter future of work – a future where people can pursue creative and humane work that offers real opportunities for economic mobility and financial security. This will create more efficient, and more fulfilling employment for all people.

Tune into this episode of Crazy Hard Robots to learn about how automation is impacting the future of work. You can also read more on the topic here:
The Future of Work Depends on Robots
How Robotics Can Help Address the Changing Labor Market

About Tom Galluzzo, Ph.D.

Tom Galluzzo is the founder and CTO of IAM Robotics. He has over 20 years of experience in autonomous robotics. Previously, Tom worked with Carnegie Mellon University, Harris Corporation, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing and other organizations. During his career, Tom developed autonomous systems for air, land and sea. He built robots to compete in major competitions including the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition and the DARPA Grand Challenge. Tom holds a Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Florida and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, with minors in Computer Science and Mathematics.

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