Robot wars: Advances in robot technology throws up questions about how to integrate them into human-robot teams

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Publication date: 10 July 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

The increasing use of robots has thrown up questions about how they can be integrated successfully into human–robot teams. A research paper by Dale Richards, from the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Coventry University, discusses how such teams can share goals through delegation between humans and robots, or “agent” members. His research examines such questions as could the agents be allowed to make their own decisions? How would humans react to being told what to do by a robot?

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2017), "Robot wars: Advances in robot technology throws up questions about how to integrate them into human-robot teams", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 13-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-05-2017-0089

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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