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Robotics in society: Technology in Society Briefing

Year of publication

2023

Authors

Fox, Stephen; Griffy-Brown, Charla

Abstract

Robotics has been a topic of papers in Technology in Society since the 1980s. Early papers were concerned more with possible future scenarios than with studies of actual implementations. By contrast, papers published since 2010 have focused more on issues associated with robotics coming into widespread use. These recent papers fall into the following categories: robotics fundamentals, industrial robotics, service robotics, and social robotics. Papers concerned with fundamental issues have addressed human values, needs, and expectations in relation to robotics. In terms of industrial robotics, some papers addressed particular industries in specific countries. Other papers addressed broader issues in industrial robotics such as the interrelationships between employment, productivity, safety and sustainability. Papers exploring service robotics focused mainly on the hospitality sector including hotels and restaurants in different countries. Papers concerned with social robotics primarily addressed ethics and policy, with some research exploring implementations in particular settings such as disaster locations and hospital buildings.
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Organizations and authors

Publication type

Publication format

Article

Parent publication type

Journal

Article type

Original article

Audience

Scientific

Peer-reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

MINEDU's publication type classification code

A1 Journal article –refereed

Publication channel information

Volume

72

​Publication forum

68120

Open access

Open access in the publisher’s service

Yes

Open access of publication channel

Partially open publication channel

License of the publisher’s version

CC BY

Self-archived

No

Other information

Fields of science

Business and management

Language

English

International co-publication

Yes

Co-publication with a company

No

DOI

10.1016/j.techsoc.2022.102174

The publication is included in the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Publication data collection

Yes