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Synthesis about a collaborative project on “Technology Assessment of Autonomous Systems”

António Moniz ()

Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, 2009, vol. 5, issue 5, 83-91

Abstract: The project started in 2009 with the support of DAAD in Germany and CRUP in Portugal under the “Collaborative German-Portuguese University Actions” programme. One central goal is the further development of a theory of technology assessment applied to robotics and autonomous systems in general that reflects in its methodology the changing conditions of knowledge production in modern societies and the emergence of new robotic technologies and of associated disruptive changes. Relevant topics here are handling broadened future horizons and new clusters of science and technology (medicine, engineering, interfaces, industrial automation, micro-devices, security and safety), as well as new governance structures in policy decision making concerning research and development (R&D).

Keywords: Robotic systems; Autonomous systems; Technology assessment; Germany; Portugal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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