Robotics Technology Assessment

New Challenges, Implications and Risks?

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Robotics technology has been applied to a wide variety of sectors and with a higher economic and social impact. In the last decades it has been one of the main elements of industrial manufacturing automation where about 1.5 million robots are currently operating, which means that 4 to 5 million workers are operating those systems.
This technology represents already an important market with a growing impact factor, either in economical level, as in social one. The reality seems to be diverse from public opinion formatted by media more grounded on science fiction. At the same time, in the TA community this type of technology is gaining an increased interest, and there are some studies done at the national or European levels on robotic TA on legal and ethical dimensions, or on employment and safety issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean TA Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2nd European TA Conference. The Next Horizon of Technology Assessment -
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …


Conference2nd European TA Conference. The Next Horizon of Technology Assessment
Period1/01/15 → …


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