Despite an increase in science, technology, engineering and math, aka STEM, programs worldwide, robotics developers and companies continue to report shortages of skilled workers. This shortage continues to challenge companies as they meet needs today and for the future.
To address this gap, companies, governments, and educators are trying new methods to get more workers. Enrollment in STEM programs is increasing, robotics and related companies are offering their own training, and online courses are helping to fill holes. Automation and artificial intelligence systems are helping take over some tasks, as well as identifying people with the aptitude to learn to take over more complex work. But challenges on filling the skills gap remain.
In this RBR Insider Report, author Phil Britt examines the state of the skills gap, how educators are addressing the problem, and new ways that technologies are being used to address the gap and labor shortages due to the skills gap.
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