Four Levels of Robotic Automation
Same Job, Only Cheaper
The only value added by doing the task with a robot is that, once the robot is setup, it can do the job cheaper than a person can.
Robot Does It Better
Repetitive production tasks that depend upon accuracy and repeatability.
Robot Makes It Easy
Tasks where not only does a robot do it better, but it makes something that would normally be unbearably complex simple.
Robot Makes It Possible
Tasks that can only be done by a robot, and simply can't be done by a person.