The idea that we should stop using robots because it steals jobs is the reason why America continues to fall behind the competition.
We should stop protecting jobs. If we spent half the amount of energy re-training people for new careers as we spent trying to let bad jobs keep going, we'd be miles ahead as a country as we are today.
This is another one of those things where it would be good to see the public and private sector work together, instead of working against each other. The public sector should STOP protecting jobs replaced by robots. In turn, the private sector should accept government regulation that encourages or incentivizes companies to re-train employees for new work.