Rosser Pryor, Co-owner and President of Factory Automation Systems, stands near new high-performance industrial robots at the company's Atlanta facility. (AP/David Goldman)

Study: Robots Responsible For “Rust Belt” Unemployment, Not Illegal Immigrants

MIT and Boston University researchers have found that industrial automation is strongly correlated with unemployment and economic inequality in the manufacturing centers of the United States, taking more jobs away than immigrants or increased foreign imports.