The degree to which robots will take our jobs will largely depend on whether robots can effectively substitute or augment our work. There are various scenarios at play here that will determine whether robots will take over our jobs: 1. We allow robots to voluntarily substitute our jobs because we are no longer prepared to do the work ourselves. In fact, we are happy for robots to take over our jobs. Examples include military service, car production and manufacturing, space exploration, underwater exploration, duct cleaning, crime fighting, fixing oil spills, investigating hazardous environments, and commercialized agriculture. 2. Robots can be