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Kevin Dorsch: Robotics Taking Over
Kevin Dorsch: Robotics Taking Over
Kevin Dorsch: Robotics Taking Over
Kevin Dorsch: Robotics Taking Over
Kevin Dorsch: Robotics Taking Over
Kevin Dorsch: Robotics Taking Over
Kevin Dorsch: Robotics Taking Over
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  • 1. Kevin Dorsch JUS 494 T/Th 1:30-2:45 M. Lim
  • 2. <ul><li>Robotics are great for society in that they help complete difficult and dangerous task </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics can also hurt society by taking over the workforce, thus increasing unemployment </li></ul>Idaho National Laboratory: coal mining robot http://www.inl.gov/mining/projects/robotics.shtml
  • 3. <ul><li>Scholarly journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>Class discussions from JUS494: Science, Technology & Inequality, instructed by Merlyna Lim </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>Robots give power to rich and take from weak </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take away jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit freedom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Working with human or humanoid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human = relied on advice, less to ignore </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tomato Harvester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers declined from 4000 to 600 in 13 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By late 1970s 32,000 jobs were lost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manual versus Automation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge and experience </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>http://phs.ucdavis.edu/Research/KM/ABSTRCT.php </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Robots placed in factories replace assembly line work </li></ul><ul><li>Those who are not replaced but reassigned, skills become obsolete </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need new skills, new position </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Those in new positions need to be re-socialized for new roles </li></ul><ul><li>Robots complete simple tasks, unable to multitask, cannot learn from mistakes </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>http://salem-news.com/articles/september072006/bomb_scare_9706.php </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Robotics is a double sided sword </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics in factories and production lines takes away jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Long term consequences? </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics also allows for new jobs to be created as well: engineers to research, create, and maintain </li></ul><ul><li>Help with difficult and dangerous tasks </li></ul>Does new technology always mean progress?
  • 9. <ul><li>Hinds, P., Roberts, T., & Jones, H. (2004, March). Whose Job Is It Anyway? A Study of Human- </li></ul><ul><li>Robot Interaction in a Collaborative Task. Human-Computer Interaction , 19 (1/2), 151-181. </li></ul><ul><li>Lee, J., & Lorenc, S. (1999, April). Saving Lives and Money With Robotic Trenching and Pipe </li></ul><ul><li>Installation. Journal of Aerospace Engineering , 12 (2), 43. </li></ul><ul><li>Lim, Merlyna (2008, September). Politics of Technology. Lecture given in JUS 494 </li></ul><ul><li>Science, Technology, and Inequality, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. </li></ul><ul><li>Lim, Merlyna (2008, September). Social payoff – cost – lag. Lecture given in JUS 494 </li></ul><ul><li>Science, Technology, and Inequality, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. </li></ul><ul><li>Shenkar, O. (1988, March). Robotics: A challenge for occupational psychology. Journal of </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Psychology , 61 (1), 103-112. </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson, Ellen S. (2003). Carnegie Online. The Return of Robotics. Retrieved October 16, 2008, </li></ul><ul><li>from http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmag/bk_issue/2003/sepoct/feature2.html </li></ul><ul><li>Winner, Langdon. (1980). Do Artifacts Have politics? Journal of the American Academy of Arts </li></ul><ul><li>and Sciences, 109(1), 50-66. </li></ul>

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