AUVSI have just released their report The Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the United States which forecasts 70,000 jobs created by 2015 and $13.6 billion economic impact in the US.
IFR, the International Federation of Robotics, released “The Positive Impact of Robots on Jobs” in 2011 . The report was authored by Peter Gorle and Andrew Clive from Metro Martech.
IFR updated this report in February 2013.
Automate, January 2013, featured a presentation by the IFR: