Robots in the Workforce: The Benefits of Human and Robot Collaboration

Tye Brady, Amazon Robotics and Gideon Lichfield, MIT Technology Review

An update from Amazon Robotics on the company's experience with deploying autonomous robots alongside human employees, and the implications for the workforce of the future.

Tye Brady, Chief Technologist, Amazon Robotics

Tye Brady is a leading strategic thinker and engineering professional with more than 25 years of hands-on experience in team leadership, technical management, and system design for advanced instrumentation, autonomous vehicles, and robotic systems. Tye is chief technologist at Amazon Robotics, where he heads advanced technology and research efforts. Before joining Amazon, Tye spent 15 years with Draper Laboratory in a variety of technical and leadership roles, advancing robotics and spacecraft engineering. He holds a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics engineering from MIT. Tye is a founding partner of MassRobotics, a not-for-profit organization serving as a world-class platform for robotic innovation.

Gideon Lichfield, Editor in Chief, MIT Technology Review

Gideon Lichfield has been the editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review since December 2017. He spent 16 years at The Economist, first as a science and technology writer and then in postings to Mexico City, Moscow, Jerusalem, and New York City. In 2012 he left to become one of the founding editors of Quartz, a news outlet dedicated to covering the future of the global economy that is now widely recognized as one of the most innovative companies in digital media. Gideon has taught journalism at New York University and been a fellow at Data & Society, a research institute devoted to studying the social impacts of new technology. He grew up in the UK and studied physics and the philosophy of science.

Topics

Business Impact
How technology advances are changing the economy and providing new opportunities in many industries.

Intelligent Machines
Artificial intelligence and robots are transforming how we work and live.

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