A good understanding of economics begins with understanding what economics is...and what it isn't.
Economists divide technological progress into two categories: labor augmenting technological progress and labor replacing technological progress. Obviously, these different forms of progress have different implications for employment dynamics, so it's important to think about which type of progress we've historically experienced. While it may not feel like it, most of the technological progress we've seen over the past century has actually been labor augmenting- for example, the computer that I'm typing on right now hasn't replaced me, but it certainly has made me more productive!
Therefore, it's not surprising that economists, on average, respond in the negative when asked whether the lower employment rate that the U.S. has recently experienced is the result of the robots taking our jobs.