Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Theories of Innovation and the National Robotics Initiative

###for next time: key the innovation theories more closely to the names given last time (actually, transfer the names in both directions). Also, for cone of uncertainty exercise, consdier specifying a whole-class one before the team one.

Robots and the Future...

If robots could do all the work

     We could all be on permanent vacation

     Would this be a good idea?

If robots could do all the work

     We could all be out of work and hungry

     What determines which scenario occurs?

Source: techcrunch.com/2017/03/31/we-need-a-new-deal-to-address-the-economic-risks-of-automation/

source: www.makeuseof.com/tag/happens-robots-can-jobs/

(I wanted an image of people
at an unemployment office
which is staffed by robots...)

What theory of innovation supports this?

Why Apply Innovation Theory to 
Inform Gov't Support of 
Robotics Research?

Economic growth depends on innovation

Spur robotics innovation to

           produce more jobs

           compete internationally

           increase the wealth of society

How does it increase wealth?

           Higher productivity per hour worked

                    There is then more to be spread around

Source: www.techcrates.com/robotics-research-review/


How compelling is that argument to you?

How does that fit with the Abernathy and Utterback model?


What might that be?


Abernathy and Utterback Model:

Theories of Innovation

(Updated slides are in Content\lectureTheoriesOfInnovation. Port them to here.)