This report draws on both the policy and the academic literature to provide an overview of the issues and challenges identified around the utilisation of autonomous systems in health and care, focusing on issues that are likely to impact the trustworthiness of, and trust in...
The aim of this research is to explore the impacts of automation in the New Zealand labour market.
Progress in robotics will help to make life easier, richer and healthier. This paper addresses the current and emerging uses and impacts of robots, the mid-term future of robotics and the role of policy.
This report examines the sorts of technologies that are already being deployed across the workforce, or that are likely to be deployed in the near future. The report takes a broad analysis of the nature and value of work, considers issues in the context of...
By reviewing previous public policy approaches to harnessing and regulating disruptive technology, this article considers how public policy could simultaneously enhance opportunities created by the presence of robots in public spaces, and reduce the risks of undesirable outcomes.
This paper presents a new approach to robotic fabrication in the building industry through the conceptualisation, development and evaluation of a large-scale, transportable and flexible robotic timber construction platform – named TIM.
Measuring value in new health technology assessments: a focus on robotic surgery in public hospitals
This paper draws on the experience of Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) in Queensland and the processes it undertook to purchase the Mako robotic system for hip and knee replacements and how it was implemented into a major public hospital. The case study...
This research shows that Australia’s economy is now regressing in its use of new technology, with negative implications for productivity, incomes, and job quality. The report's findings contrast sharply with the common concern that robots and other forms of automation will threaten future job security...
Just a few years ago, policy-makers became concerned about the prospect of many job-related tasks being automated using advances in robotics and artificial intelligence. In this study, Statistics Canada researchers, Marc Frenette and Kristyn Frank, break new ground, by examining the demographic and employment characteristics...
This report contributes to the understanding of how digitalisation can improve health and safety within the construction industry by using real-world examples from construction professionals' experiences. It presents benefits resulting from the use of digital health and safety technologies, as well as potential obstacles faced...