By John Sherum
Robotics are becoming a very large part of today's industry. many car manufacturers use robotic welders such as the one above to cut down on the cost of physical labor.
As you can see in this video Robotics save companies from hiring many employees, in return saving them money, and cutting down on the risk of accident in a company. Now to ask yourself though, is this really ethical, I personally say no, because that is taking jobs away from many people and families that really need the money.
According to Michael Sharpe the first Robotic Welder was created in 1954 and used by General Motors in 1961 to spot weld on cars. in 2011 170,000 robots were sold, a 53% increase in the U.S.