No. From Rebel:
Dashing the dreams of science fiction, if we want to explore planets outside our solar system, we will likely need such equipment.
More generally, though, if anyone supposes that the robot is doing the research, well, they may as well say that, in an everyday lab, the researcher’s sterile gloves are doing the research.
Research belongs to the world of ideas, and robots belong to the world of things we create in order to develop our ideas. More.
Reality check: There are laws of conservation of information as there are of matter and energy. In the latter case, that is why there is no perpetual motion machine. There is also no perpetual idea machine.
That said, many white collar jobs that not-especially talented people used to get can be and are being automated. Think title searching and medical dicta, for example.
Not how to keep the peace between deadly enemy property owners or explain to a patient why cancer treatment is or isn’t worthwhile in a given case.
So, to understand the campus Asshat Rebellion, we need to ask ourselves, who would hire these people and for what? If the answer is, nobody except someone who needs to unleash trouble, well … get ready to be blamed, just for existing and seeming productive.
See also: What kind of jobs will the junior jackboots get when they graduate from We’ll Fix U?