Robotics is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction, and operation of robots. Robots are machines that are able to perform tasks autonomously or with minimal human supervision, and they are used in a wide variety of fields, including manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, and military applications.

The future of robotics is expected to be driven by advances in artificial intelligence (AI), which will allow robots to become more autonomous and capable of adapting to new environments and tasks. As AI technology improves, robots are likely to become more common in a wide variety of settings, including homes, offices, and public spaces.

One potential impact of the future of robotics is the displacement of certain jobs, as robots are able to perform tasks more efficiently and accurately than humans in some cases. However, the adoption of robotics is also expected to create new job opportunities in fields such as robotics engineering and AI development.

Overall, the future of robotics is likely to be shaped by a combination of technological advances, economic conditions, and social and ethical considerations. It is important for society to consider the potential impacts of robotics and to plan for a future that is both technologically advanced and socially responsible.

Hence, Real Research, an online survey app, launched a survey on public opinion on the future of robotics to gather further insights into the future of robotics.


  • 84.37% are familiar with the robotic terminology
  • 31.14% say the medical industry will mostly benefit from the advantage of using robots
  • 39.56% report robots as extremely safe

The Future of Robotics

The first poll asked the respondents if they were aware of the robotic field of study. Results reveal 49.18% are extremely familiar with it, 20.61% are moderately familiar, and 14.58% are somewhat familiar. On the other hand, 8.59% are slightly familiar, while 7.03% are unfamiliar.

In the modern era, various industries, such as automated manufacturing, are working to integrate modern technology into their process. When respondents were asked about which industry will benefit the most from the use of robots, 31.14% of respondents indicated that the medical industry would benefit the most, followed by automotive (26.16%) and manufacturing (27.7%).

Figure 1: Respondents on which industry would benefit the most

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The Advantages of Robotics

The next poll asked the respondents what they think are the main advantages of using robotics. Results are as follows:

26.03% stated increased safety, 23.41% stated increased productivity, 22.45% stated increased efficiency, and 12.41% stated consistency.

In contrast, 28.77% said that power usage would be one of the main disadvantages, followed by 17.03% saying restricted intelligence, 19.13% on less creativity, and 10.44% on less adaptability.

In addition to the previous poll, 73.58% believe that the advantages of robotics can outweigh the disadvantages compared to 5.74% who say otherwise.

Figure 2: Most respondents say the advantages outweigh the disadvantages

Are Robots Safe To Use?

Since robot technology is changing every day, so does the standard of robots. Our poll asked the respondents about their stance on the safety and effectiveness of robots.

Poll results reveal 39.56% say they are extremely safe, 31.96% say they are moderately safe, and 20.28% say they are slightly safe.

On the other hand, 5.49% say they are barely safe, and 2.71% say they are not safe at all.

Would Robots Make a Better Future for Humanity?

According to 63% of the respondents, yes– the future of robotics would likely be significantly better. Compared to 28.99% who say otherwise. 7.89% of the respondents remained uncertain.

Will Robots Take Over Human Jobs

Figure 3: Most say that robots will take over many industries in the future

Respondents answer the question, “do you think robots will take over the workforce in the future.” The results revealed that 43. 94% stated ‘definitely,’ 36.04% stated ‘probably,’ 11.22% stated ‘probably not,’ 3.21% stated ‘definitely not,’ and 5.6% remained unsure.


Survey TitlePublic Opinion on the Future of Robotics
DurationDecember 19 – December 25, 2022
Number of Participants20,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.