Many people have a specific idea of robots that comes out of science fiction movies, television shows, and books. In fiction, robots are made to resemble humans and are often shown as being heroic or villainous. Real robots rarely look anything like people. In reality, they are high-performing machines doing difficult jobs in places like factories, mines, and outer space. Technological advances have made surgical robots and self-driving cars a reality. This compelling resource explores many types of robots, how they are used, and their impact on jobs in industries ranging from manufacturing to law enforcement.