Robots are extremely attractive to BILLIONAIRES. Why? Because they can build huge factories manufacturing a great variety of products, for 24 hours a day, without employing a single worker!
The results of this situation are: MASS UNEMPLOYMENT, A RISE IN THE CRIME RATE, POLITICAL CORRUPTION, AND A STEEP RISE IN THE DIVORCE RATE.
I believe eventually we will all be replaced by robotics in the future. Now with the robots doing all of the work, there will be no jobs for us unless you have degrees in the robotics industry to develop, maintain and possibly upgrade the programming. The rest of us will be screwed unless you are able to find you niche' and create your own business where you employ actually human beings that can make their own decisions and not 'malfunction'.
Isaac Asimov's book, Robot Visions, may be a good resource for some potential problems regarding this way of doing things. The danger is that man devolves instead of evolving. By becoming reliant upon other intelligence to do our stuff for us we ultimately lose control along with the physical, mental and emotional ability to do them ourselves thereby surrendering our independence as a species.
Let us take a look at the positives, by creating electronic devices to carry out our tasks, it free's up time for us humans to focus on real things like personal relationships, perhaps on the golf course etc.
The invention of the computer alone has saved us from some pretty gruelling tasks. Robots will come as a double edged sword. Too many humans with too many agendas all mixing in the same pot programming the things. History is full of events where something just smacked us in the teeth and we didnt see it coming and humans notoriously find it hard to control themselves. Either way, we will be taking the good with the bad. Robots for human management?
So far the indications on replacing humans with robots in the manufacturing of motor vehicles, aircraft, and others have started to appear. Technologies such as depicted in the science fiction films are still too far away, if we measure the technological capabilities that exist today.
Overall to date I think is not yet time for us to scream in panic, because we (as humans) is still needed as the operator for those robots. The important thing for us now is to constantly improve our skills and abilities. Stay optimistic, there are so many jobs that could be done by humans..
I totally agree with last part of your answer, namely:
"The important thing for us now is to constantly improve our skills and abilities. Stay optimistic, there are so many jobs that could be done by humans.. "