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Rise of the machine manufacturer

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As the world of manufacturing becomes more integrated, the role of robotics is changing the shape of the factory floor writes  Steven Impey in today's Australian Manufacturers' Monthly Newsletter as he takes a look at the effect it will have on the Australian workforce.

Depending on which literature the industry insider goes by, the impact that robotics will have on the factory floor of the future often splits its audience.

The rise of robots programmed to do a human worker’s job sounds daunting – the very thought of seeing the livelihoods of Australian manufacturing workers potentially cut from under them is itself a concern. Manufacturing jobs have been in a steady decline for several decades as the industry shifts into a different gear.

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