What is your experience with integrating automation (like robotic arms)?

How automated would you say you are, and how easy is it to implement more automation? My dad owns a small manufacturing business and he says it’s a real pain to even find people who can set up robots for him. I’m in the Navy right now, but he’s telling me when I get out I should look into developing skills in setting up robots, he’s convinced it’s going to be huge in the future. Thoughts?