How Does Deviance Make a Difference in a World Filling with Robots?

I defended my dissertation at MIT's Sloan School of Management in July of this year, and am now on the academic job market. I study how deviance arises and makes a difference in work involving machine intelligence. I specifically focus on robotics in collaborative work.

Research

Research

What can the practice of surgery with the da Vinci robot teach us about deviance in the 21st century? I address this question via my field-based study of robotic surgery at a number of hospitals.

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CV

CV

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Teaching and Consultation

Teaching and Consultation

Click above for my experience as a teacher, facilitator and coach.

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Robots and Work – Popular Media – Updated List

Here’s an up-to-date listing of my pieces on robots and work in the popular media:

Video:
The US Can Lead the Robotics Race with China
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m8aQ33HPVw&t=1s

Robo-Sabotage is Surprisingly Common
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3crAa2MYgQ

Robots’ Value as Symbols, Signals and Tools
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIPfP6WGP7A

Articles:
The US can’t beat China’s robots—but it can win by building the machines that make them
Qz.com, March 30, 2017
https://qz.com/945455/china-and-the-uss-robotics-race-the-us-can-lead-by-focusing-on-what-it-does-best-software-sensors-and-design/

Robots Add Real Value When Working With Humans, Not Replacing Them
TechCrunch, May 29, 2016
https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/29/robots-add-real-value-when-working-with-humans-not-replacing-them/

Robo-Sabotage is Surprisingly Common
MIT Technology Review, August 4, 2015
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/539986/robo-sabotage-is-surprisingly-common/

Beyond Safety: Is Robotic Surgery Sustainable?
Robohub, July 29, 2015
http://robohub.org/beyond-safety-is-robotic-surgery-sustainable/

Robotics on the Night Shift
MIT Sloan, February 20, 2014
http://mitsloan.mit.edu/newsroom/articles/robotics-on-the-night-shift/

Robots and The Economy: Red Herrings or Canaries in a Coal Mine?
Robohub, April 13, 2013
http://robohub.org/robots-and-the-economy-red-herrings-or-canaries-in-a-coal-mine/

Robots Won’t Take Your Job, But Automation Might
VentureBeat, November 29, 2012
http://venturebeat.com/2012/11/29/robots-wont-take-your-job-but-automation-might/

The Avatar Economy (behind a paywall)
MIT Technology Review, July 18, 2012
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/428434/the-avatar-economy/