Alongside this, 40% of respondents said that they would be happy for some aspects of their job to be taken over by robots.
As for using robots at home, 28% said that they are likely to use products such as Amazon Alexa to assist them with household chores such as caring for pets and gardening.
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“These findings put into question the productivity of today’s UK workforce,” said Dean McGlone, Director at V1. “The problem is that we have seen too many uncertainties, such as Brexit, and these are distracting businesses from addressing the so-called productivity crisis as a priority.
“Business leaders need to act now, and this means exploiting the benefits that robotic technology has to offer. The reality is that tools such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can help people work smarter, not harder.
“It can eliminate repetitive jobs, which will not only enable them to focus on higher value tasks but focus on upskilling for the future. Ultimately, the workforce that we see today needs to adapt, and this means embracing the cobot era where both people and technology work together.”
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The poll-based study by V1 saw participation from over 1,300 workers via Twitter.