Robots! Let's see. The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear robots are advancing technology, the power of the human brain, artificial intelligence, and most importantly, the future. Robotics are without any doubt the future. With the growing quest of achieving artificial intelligence, the subject on robotics are gradually becoming a norm in the society. Experts believe achieving robotic artificial intelligence will help shape the future of man. Robots are suppose to help man achieve the impossible by aiding us in solving complex issues and also tending to man needs as they will be programed to take take on several task in the society. These are the good thoughts that comes to my mind when I hear robots.
On a negative thought, i think robotic artificial intelligence will someday be of great risk to man if we continue on the path of making them more advanced than we already have achieved. There's a universal quote that reads, for every problem solves, another problem comes out of the solution. Relating this to this topic will mean that the more advanced the robots get, the more problems we are likely to cause upon ourselves.
Take this for instance. Artificial intelligence robots when ushered to the society are meant to help humans work and solve complex issues arising. This means that in the nearest future, humans will have to compete with artificial intelligence in the labor market. Think of the problems this will generate. They are going to be smarter and more intelligent than humans, and the best part is that money won't have to be spent on them like on humans with regards to wages and salaries. This is going to definitely affect the work force of the human populace which will lead to increased unemployment.
Secondly, i strongly believe that at some point, soldiers or security forces will be made out of artificial intelligent robots. These robots will be designed with specific programs that will control their every action through probabilities and odds. Unlike humans, they will lack basic instincts and impulse to respond to certain situations. Take for example, a soldier fighting in a distant city to liberate a town under attack will able to tell the difference between hostiles and civilians. A robot too will able to tell the difference. What matters in a situation like this will be the approach. A human will not be willing to destroyed an entire building because hostiles probably outnumber the civilians and are holding them as hostages. A robot on the other hand will work on probability. And if by the robot's calculations the odds are against the hostages, the robot will act by destroying the building given the threat those hostiles pose to the entire surrounding.
The above mentioned are just a few situations where I think robotics will someday fail man if we engage them fully in the society.