We have passed a significant inflection point where robotics are not just used in automotive, food and electronics industries, but now have many more functions. However, some people are worried about the impact robotics will have on employment and social structures.
Robotics have been improving clinical outcomes since the 1980s when they were first introduced to the operating room. In the healthcare industry, they can be used for numerous applications including surgery, drug development, mobility and care provision. Many of these applications are an antidote to issues arising from increasing populations globally, particularly the growing elderly population.