Nearly half of the jobs in America today may soon be done by robots.
Your job isn’t safe.
Robots will begin delivering Domino’s pizza starting this summer. The small, six-wheeled devices go 4 miles per hour and will drop the pizzas off within a one-mile radius of its stores in the Netherlands and Germany.
It’s part of a the robotification of American jobs. Indeed, almost half of the jobs in America are at risk of being done by robots on computers in the next two decades, a study by researchers at Oxford University found.
And some of the jobs that robots already do may surprise you. Here are eight.
The RoboThesbian is a life-sixed “humanoid” robot who can sing, tell jokes and do impressions.
A tiny robot, only weighing a few pounds, sits atop a camel at these races in Abu Dhabi.
At the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, a robot named Botlr brings your bags up to the room.
A shiny blue, one-armed robot serves cocktails onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships.
At a pharmacy in San Francisco, a robot brings drugs to the patients. During the robot’s initial trial run, it made no errors despite doling out 350,000 doses.
The Associated Press uses robots to write thousands of stories now.
A restaurant in China uses robots instead of humans to wait on its customers.
Robot solidiers can dismantle bombs, shoot guns and more. By one estimate, robots will replace about one-fourth of U.S. combat soldiers by 2030.
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