56% of Irish tech experts expect intelligent robots in the workplace within five years.
That is according to an independent survey of 133 Irish IT leaders which was carried out by Comtrade Digital Servives.
Results of the survey also show that half of those surveyed believe there will be driverless cars available in Ireland by 2022.
63% of respondents also predict drone deliveries will be popular here by 2022 while 74% forsee smart fridges that order groceries.
38% of IT professionals surveyed also believe that there will be intelligent robots in the home within the next five years.
Viktor Kovacevic, Vice President and General Manager of Comtrade Digital Services Ireland needs to embrace new technology.
He said: “In order to succeed in today’s business environment, Irish enterprises need to embrace transformative technologies and innovate quickly. These predictions come from the people leading Irish businesses’ IT operations and show that there is clearly a lot of change occurring, which can benefit both consumers and the overall business landscape.
“Intelligent robots and other transformative technologies will soon be at the forefront of innovation and increasingly, they will be available in the home and in the workplace. Forward-thinking Irish businesses have the opportunity to embrace this change and in turn reap the many benefits they afford."