Headline, August 23 2023/ ''' '' ROBOTS -WORLD'S- ROSES* '' '''

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'' WHAT'S BEST FOR HUMANITY - WHAT'S BEST for the students of the future'' : The World Students Society - for every subject in the world. !WOW! destined to rise as the undisputed star.

DIGIT DREW A CROWD - EVEN HERE, in a convention center full of robot aficionados. Digit, made by the Oregon-based Agility Robotics, is the kind of technology that people have worried about for generations :

A machine with the strength and adroitness to rival our own, and the ability to take our jobs, or much worse. Then, ChatGPT came on line, and suddenly the fear of something smarter rather than stronger -malevolent bots rather than metallic brutes.

A humanoid warehouse worker, Digit walked upright on goatlike legs and grabbed bins off a shelf with muscular arms made from aerospace-grade aluminium. It then placed the boxes on an assembly line and walked back to the shelf to search for more.

The crowd, which had assembled at ProMat, the premier trade show for the manufacturing and supply chain industry, held up phones and watched, a little quiet, wondering if at some point the robot would teeter and fall. It did not.

The automaton is still coming. It might not be ready to takeover the Amazon warehouse yet, but the long anticipated robot revolution has begun, accelerated in large part by the pandemic and thunderous growth of e-commerce.

Machines like Digit are ready to take over a vast swath of physical labor, tasks as varied as operating forklifts and doing the laundry.

Ron Kyslinger thinks this is a good thing. Mr. Kyslinger, an engineer who has spearheaded automation for some of the largest retailers in the world, including Amazon and Walmart, is passionate about the potential of robots to improve the quality of life for workers.

ROBOTS free humans from boredom, repetition, physical strain and productivity limits that can put their jobs at risk, he believes.

He also believes that Americans have a prejudice against automation because of movies like '' The Terminator,'' inhibiting them from adapting to technology in ways both beneficial and inevitable.

Mr. Kyslinger, 56, is a consultant for companies hoping to increase automation, and his services are in high demand. Known for his ability to see the big picture, not just in a warehouse full of whirring machines but across the global landscape of automation, he is blunt and methodical, and can be somewhat robotic himself in his personal manner.

He is often hired to diagnose problems and tell a board or chief executive how it really is. And how it really is right now, in Mr. Kyslinger's opinion, is that the world is on the brink of enormous changes when it comes to the presence of robots at work.

'' I don't think people really understand where we are,'' he told me. '' We're just scratching the surface.''

Use of robots by big brands, retailers and movers of goods are accelerating significantly after 2019. According to the Association for Advancing Automation, robot orders in North America jumped 42 percent during the pandemic after being flat in the previous five years.

The shift has taken place largely out of sight inside an archipelago of windowless warehouses across the U.S. Southeast and the Midwest, helping companies avoid inflaming the taboo against replacing human workers with machines. Some are reluctant to even discuss automation.

Americans have long felt ambivalent toward automation. The country that invented such job-killers as the dishwasher and the combine also produced the likes of Philip K. Dick and James Cameron, artists whose dystopian visions helped breed lasting anxiety toward robots.

Over the last few years, significant resources have been thrown at making robots profitable - and this is paying off. More companies are competing to solve the problems that have traditionally come with automation, and many are succeeding.

'' The pandemic took somewhere between one and a half to three million people out of work,'' said Joseph Campbell, senior marketing manager for Universal Robots. '' A lot of bloomers who were planning to work past 65 said 62 is good enough. It's scary.''

If a transition to a robotic workforce is underway, managing it is likely to fall to a small group of industry veterans such as Mr. Kyslinger.

Almost 20 years ago, he was one of a small number of robot boosters. who built the paradigm, and to see it today through his eyes is to see where it may be headed next.

He has his concerns - about people, not robots.

The Honour and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Robotics, Automation and the Future continues. The World Students Society thanks author Ben Ryder Howe.

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