Batteries not included

How will robots change the future of work?
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/09/2015

I still remember the first real robot I ever saw — it was orange. Not a bright orange, but that dull industrial orange that doesn’t seem to exist anywhere outside a factory setting.

It was terrifying — sparking and hissing and oh-so-efficient at doing its job, which was spot-welding the frame of a brand new 1984 Dodge Caravan that was winding its way down the assembly line at the Chrysler plant in Windsor, Ont. I was 12, and my dad was taking me on a tour of his workplace.