Abstract

After discussing the state of the art in the field of robotics, the author presents some aspects of the economics of robots. The paper then proceeds with a detailed study of the societal impact of robots and stresses the social advantages of their use.

Keywords

Europe Expense Payback 

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Copyright information

© The World Organisation of General Systems and Cybernetics 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Engelberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Unimation Inc.DanburyUSA

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