50% of Germans would work with cobots
Skepticism about artificial intelligence and intelligent machines is less extensive in Germany than is often supposed – but so is knowledge about such systems. This is revealed in a study carried out by Bosch.7 Dec 2018 Dirk Bongardt
“Could you imagine working with a robot if it carried out routine tasks for you?” was one of the questions posed by the Innofact market research institute on behalf of Bosch as part of a representative survey. Only 22% of the respondents ruled this out completely, while 50% could easily imagine a scenario of this sort. However, knowledge about artificial intelligence and its everyday use is not yet very well developed in Germany: 85% of Germans have no clear picture of where such systems are in use and 53% know only very vaguely what artificial intelligence means. 1,022 people aged between 18 and 69 were surveyed across Germany.
In industrial production, the use of cobots that work directly with human beings has long been a reality. Manufacturers such as Universal Robots are achieving record sales. In some industries, cobots are even set to remedy the shortage of qualified employees .
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