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Does Replacing Human Work Force with Robots Yield More than the Reverse?

Brandon Battle


Does Replacing Human Work Force with Robots Yield More than the Reverse?

Revised Thesis Statement

Autonomous systems, robots have brought enormous changes in the job market especially in production and manufacturing. It has made the world change its forecast on key issues and focus on the systems. This is due to their perceived benefits. With the rapid growth in technology, robots have been developed in every sector of the economy. They have gradually taken over with research indicating that by 2020, 47% of American job market will be run by robots. On the other hand, robots result to unemployment a factor detrimental to the economic success and security of any country. With increased unemployment rate, scholars predict an upsurge in crime rate. Robots are gradually causing significant displacement of human workforce. Replacing Human Work Force with Robots has detrimental effects than benefits because it; has a high displacement effects and leads to upsurge of crime rate however, it has also created jobs in different sectors.

Level One Heading: (High Displacement)

Topic Sentence: Rate of Job Displacement by Robots.

· Main Point 1: One Robot replaces one worker per shift.

· Supporting Research

The Robots are not any faster compared to human beings. Despite huge protests against replacement of human workforce by robots, some industries still replace their workers with robots. When one robot is used, it has the capacity of replacing one worker per shift with the number likely to increase with technological advancements.

Information Source: (Hunt & Hunt, 1983).

Main Point 2: Occupational Displacements

· Supporting Research

The rate of occupational displacement is relatively high due to the use of robots especially in the automobile industry. Welding functions are in particular done by robots thereby increasing the rate of occupational displacement.

Information Source: (Hunt & Hunt, 1983).

Main Point 3: Increased discrepancies in production

· Supporting Research: There is increased level of inconsistency among products and services produced through robots compared to those produced by human beings.

Information Source: (Hunt & Hunt, 1983).

Level One Heading (Upsurge of Crime Rate)

Topic Sentence: Many people have been retrenched due to the introduction of robots in the market

· Main Point 1: The sacked employees find it hard to get new jobs hence getting into criminal activities.

· Supporting Research: The rate of unemployed people has go thigh due in many countries due to increased use of robots.

· Information Source: (Qureshi & Syed, 2014).

· Main Point 2: Employee Motivation

· Supporting Research: Employees’ level of motivation reduces drastically due to the use of robots making some drop their jobs.

· Information Source: (Qureshi & Syed, 2014).

· Main Point 3: Parental Responsibility

· Supporting Research: Employees who have lost their jobs still need to fend for their families and play their responsibilities. This pressure makes them to venture into criminal acts for survival.

· Information Source: (Wisskirchen, et al, 2017).

Level One Heading (Job Creation in Different Sectors)

Topic Sentence: Many people have been employed in various sectors in the manufacturing industry.

· Main Point 1: Direct Suppliers to manufacturers.

· Supporting Research: Factories manufacturing robots directly create jobs for people well as firms that supply the robots.

Information Source: (Hunt & Hunt, 1983).

Main Point 2: Increased productivity leads to increased demand thus job creation.

· Supporting Research: Use of robots in to replace human labor has lead to increased production thereby increasing the demand. Jobs are therefore created for people supplying the products top areas they are needed.

· Information Source: (Wisskirchen, et al, 2017).

· Main Point 3: Robot user firms.

· Supporting Research: A number of people are employed by robot user firms to maintain and service the robots.

· Information Source: (Qureshi & Syed, 2014).


Hunt, H. A., & Hunt, T. L. (1983). Human Resource Implications of Robotics. doi: 10.17848/9780880995696

The above source provides vital information on the impact of robots on employment. It explains how use of robots has to displacement of people in different sectors. It has consequently reviewed research studies with data on the effects of robots in different countries hence imperative to the study.

Qureshi, M. O., & Syed, R. S. (2014). The impact of robotics on employment and motivation of employees in the service sector, with special reference to health care. Safety and health at work5(4), 198-202.

This article discusses how robotics impacts on employee motivation. It consequently highlights how lack of motivation has led to many workers dropping their jobs in favor of criminal activities. Lastly, it explains how joblessness has increased the rate of crime.

Wisskirchen, G., Biacabe, B. T., Bormann, U., Muntz, A., Niehaus, G., Soler, G. J., & von Brauchitsch, B. (2017). Artificial intelligence and robotics and their impact on the workplace. IBA Global Employment Institute15, 73-98.

The above source discusses the impacts of robots from the perspective of workplace. It therefore highlights personal feelings and opinions of employees at workplace on robots. It therefore provides essential information on how the use of robots has been received by workers.

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