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Our Work Here is Done: Visions of a Robot Economy
Great e-book from NESTA UK on the impact of robotics on economies, politics and governments.

This book looks at the phenomenon of new robot technologies, asks what impact they might have on the economy, and considers how governments, businesses and individuals should respond to them. - See more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/publications/our-work-here-done-visions-robot-economy#sthash.tkQlAJcw.E6nhvDBZ.dpuf

Book chapters
The economics of a robot future
Technological possibilities
Robots of the past and of the future
Robots and justice
Not long ago, this worry was the stuff of science fiction. Now, as self–driving cars take to the streets and robots fill our warehouses and factories, it is entering mainstream political debate around the world.
This raises important questions for all of us. How society uses new technologies is not a foregone conclusion. It depends on political decisions, cultural norms and economic choices as much as on the technologies themselves.
This book features views from a range of disciplines, including economics, engineering, history, philosophy and innovation studies.
EditorStian Westlake
ContributorsRyan Avent, Frances Coppola, Frederick Guy, Nick Hawes, Izabella Kaminska, Tess Reidy, Edward Skidelsky, Noah Smith, E. R. Truitt, Jon Turney, Georgina Voss, Steve Randy Waldman and Alan Winfield



[read more & download it on nesta.org.uk]

futurescope:

Our Work Here is Done: Visions of a Robot Economy

Great e-book from NESTA UK on the impact of robotics on economies, politics and governments.

This book looks at the phenomenon of new robot technologies, asks what impact they might have on the economy, and considers how governments, businesses and individuals should respond to them. - See more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/publications/our-work-here-done-visions-robot-economy#sthash.tkQlAJcw.E6nhvDBZ.dpuf

Book chapters

  • The economics of a robot future
  • Technological possibilities
  • Robots of the past and of the future
  • Robots and justice

Not long ago, this worry was the stuff of science fiction. Now, as self–driving cars take to the streets and robots fill our warehouses and factories, it is entering mainstream political debate around the world.

This raises important questions for all of us. How society uses new technologies is not a foregone conclusion. It depends on political decisions, cultural norms and economic choices as much as on the technologies themselves.

This book features views from a range of disciplines, including economics, engineering, history, philosophy and innovation studies.

Editor
Stian Westlake

Contributors
Ryan Avent, Frances Coppola, Frederick Guy, Nick Hawes, Izabella Kaminska, Tess Reidy, Edward Skidelsky, Noah Smith, E. R. Truitt, Jon Turney, Georgina Voss, Steve Randy Waldman and Alan Winfield

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Drones in Sports

From Robohub:

UAVs, or drones, have been making their presence known in sports for some time now, mostly for aerial filming of open air games and races. But they are starting to show up for other uses in sports now, too.
The Portuguese football club S.L Benfica used a drone to hand out shirts during their game two months ago. And just two weeks ago, ESPN reported about how drones have penetrated sport events, both as a way to offer a new perspective of events to viewers, and also as a tool for coaches to capture data in order to analyze and improve their teams’ performance.

[read more at robohub, video courtesy of ESPN]