Investigating the Implementation of Robotics.
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST
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Research investigates how introducing robots affects individuals and organizations. Data are presented from two field studies at different organizations introducing robots. The studies focus on three questions. First, how do robots affect individual employees including their job activities, motivations, and stress levels Second, how do robots affect organizational structures and outcomes Third, how does the implementation process, including methods of communication and participation, affect employees reactions and the speed of implementation Data are collected at each organization at several points in time through interviews with a variety of respondents, observations, and records data. Strategies are suggested for both researchers studying the implementation of robots and practitioners introducing robots in their organizations. Author
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems