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What are the adv/disadv of introducing robots in a manufacturing company?

I have this title for a 12 mark essay: A manufacturing company is considering introducing robots onto its assembly line. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this. Any pointers would be highly appreciated. I've gathered some adv/disadv already, but I need some more. Thank you.

Asked By: - 1/23/2011
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First off the major advantages are that, productivity goes up when you use robots on an assembly line. A company looks at it from a profit point of view as well, if productivity goes up, then they can produce more of the product to the Consumer. The Consumer will then help to give them a better word of mouth and more... More
Answered By: mech_racing - 1/23/2011
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Well I guess the advantages would be that things would get done a lot quicker and the disadvantages would be that the robots can malfunction and thousands of people would lose their jobs...hope it helped :[
Answered By: Little - 1/23/2011
 
advantages: Employee wages are eliminated Faster production Safer work environment Disadvantages reduces job opportunities to people financial upkeep on robots
Answered By: culinarydreamz - 1/23/2011
 
Pros: -Faster production -more consistancy -cheaper work Cons: -People lose jobs -Machines Malfunction
Answered By: Seth - 1/23/2011
 
displacing human workers, leading to economic collapse... More
Answered By: Writer Girl AKA Care - 1/23/2011
 
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