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Over the last decade, the use of robots in the workplace has doubled. But implementation of workplace robotics has not been geographically neutral. "A recent report from The Century Foundation found [manufacturing-heavy] Midwestern states such as Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin saw the sharpest growth in robots being used in the workplace from 2009 to 2017, and these areas now have the highest levels of 'robot intensity' in the country. Robot intensity refers to the number of industrial robots per 1,000 human workers. The higher the number, the more robots there are in the workplace alongside humans." This CNBC interactive map (screenshot below) shows robot intensity (darker red=higher robot intensity) for population centers across the U.S. www.cnbc.com/2019/12/05/map-the-us-cities-where-robots-are-impacting-jobs-the-most.html
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