What do Robots Mean for the World of Work?

I am Chief Human-Robot Interaction Officer at Humatics, and a doctoral student in my final year at MIT's Sloan School of Management. I study real-world use of robotics in skilled, collective work. I ask questions like: how are robots actually involved in work? What can we do with them that we couldn't before? What might we lose? What does all this mean for organizations?

Research

Research

What can the practice of surgery with the da Vinci robot teach us about work in the 21st century? I'm trying to answer 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

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

Robots: From Market to Imagination
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIPfP6WGP7A
Robohub Conference

Articles:
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/