Survey finds that 74% of SA staff want to see robots deployed in manufacturing

Survey finds that 74% of SA staff want to see robots deployed in manufacturing

In accordance with Kaspersky, 74% of South African staff surveyed  imagine that robots must be extra broadly utilized in manufacturing throughout completely different industries. Nevertheless, the research additionally exhibits that 92% of staff imagine that the higher robots grow to be at completely different duties, the less jobs will stay for people. Amongst those that assume that their jobs might be taken by robots, the bulk (75%) are keen to study new expertise or enhance their current expertise and experience.

Picture supply: Kaspersky

Kaspersky performed the research to study the opinion of staff of producing corporations and different giant corporations concerning the penalties of automation and elevated use of robots. 

The purpose was to find what staff take into consideration the safety of robots and the automated techniques of their corporations. The survey included respondents from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, Egypt, and South Africa.

Regardless of the concern of job loss resulting from robotization, most of the staff imagine that robotic adoption will make people’ roles safer and extra intellectually inclined, in addition to improve the effectivity of manufacturing. 48% believed that sufficient new jobs can be created to counter the lack of jobs to robots.

The research additionally discovered that almost all of native respondents (89%) imagine that robots can get hacked, and 53% know of such incidents of their firm or different native corporations. With regard to remedial actions for robotic hacking, respondents have been cut up of their evaluation of how protected robots are: nearly half of staff surveyed in South Africa (42%) believed that not sufficient cybersecurity measures are in place to guard the robots in several industries.

“In our analysis, we requested the respondents to evaluate not solely how handy and environment friendly robots are to make use of in manufacturing, but in addition how secure they’re. It turned out that many staff imagine that utilizing robots causes dangers. Robots are going to grow to be the prime vector for cyberattacks within the coming years, they usually want safety right here and now. Earlier than one integrates robots into manufacturing, one wants to ensure community intrusion robustness and general community safety. It’s additionally vital to make sure safety of robotic controllers, automation techniques, and provide chains,” mentioned Emad Haffar, head of technical consultants at Kaspersky.

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