President-Elect Trump Says US Will Start Making Robots

Published by , November 28, 2016 2:24 am

(  In his recent interview with the NY Times, President-elect Trump was asked if he is worried that future jobs will be replaced by robots. Trump responded as follows: (transcript from NY Times) “They will, and we’ll make the robots too. It’s a big thing, we’ll make the robots too. Right now we don’t make the robots. We don’t make anything. But we’re going to, I mean, look, robotics is becoming very big and we’re going to do that. We’re going to have more factories. We can’t lose 70,000 factories. Just can’t do it. We’re going to start making things.”
Two thirds of the robotics industry and 100% of industrial robots are manufactured outside of the U.S. by non-U.S. companies. The industrial robot industry was started in America but the companies making those original robots were sold and moved off shore, never to return except in the form of sales and service offices and research and support centers.

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