What impact will automation have on the job market? How will collaborative robots – so called “cobots”, that work hand in hand with humans – change our work lives? The new issue of “Technologist” investigates current trends in robotics and artificial intelligence – and points out their social implications.
Research from Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Technologist No. 13
Cover story “Robots vs jobs”
- Cobots – our new partners at work: Collaborative robots (“cobots”) are designed to work alongside people, performing tasks that assist them – and vice versa. Sebastian Pfotenhauer, an innovation research professor at TUM, explains what this new relationship means for both sides.
- Team players: Dirk Wollherr of our Department of Automatic and Control Engineering explains the challenge of getting robots to interact and to learn from each other.
- Tackling the gender gap: Interview with Sarah de Rijcke, a researcher at Leiden University and Anna Boyksen Fellow at our Institute for Advanced Study, about initiatives that promote diversity at technical universities.
- Fresh from the labs: Airing out for allergies: Researchers of our chair of Ecoclimatology took a closer look at how airing and ventilation strategies affect pollen concentration inside office rooms.
- “Engineers are problem solvers”: Dirk Busch, director of TUM’s Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, describes how engineers and physicians work together in the field of cell and tissue engineering.
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