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Somewhere to work

19 August 2015

Three robots.

Robotics are now seen in the cowshed, in manufacturing, and even used to clean the Auckland airport. These developments are already having an effect on the number and range of jobs available and have huge implications for future employment.

Watch the video clip (Story begins at 7.33)

Discussion starters

  • Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to discuss technology as intervention by design and explain the impacts and implications of this.
  • Characteristics of technological outcomes: Use this and other examples to debate the value of employing the notion of "fitness for purpose in its broadest sense" as related to: the design and development, manufacture, evaluation, and analysis of technological outcomes.


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Keywords: jobs, robotics, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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