One of the major questions of the discussion was “Which tasks can and will be performed by machines and how will the machines collaborate with humans?”. While many worry about massive job losses, Bischoff allays these fears for the future. “Robots create jobs and do not eliminate them. All of the statistics show this. And I also think that we need robotics in order to keep production in Europe. If we don’t achieve that, then our prosperity will decline here.” In his estimation, the only matter of real importance is to take advantage of the time and opportunity we have to prepare for this change.