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Robotics for change and innovation

How can robotics be used to improve the human condition and foster innovation? See detailled presentation

Robotics for change and innovation

How can robotics be used to improve the human condition and foster innovation? See detailled presentation

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Recently, we have been able to witness the rise of new technologies. This is particularly the case with robotics, which is increasingly revolutionizing our relationship to work. However, these objects can also have an innovative use within social, humanitarian and environmental projects.

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Develop your projects, create your business...

The GENEVA FORUM invites you to propose your solutions in this field.

Indeed, the increasingly widespread access to robotic tools is broadening the scope of possibilities in terms of innovation. These new technologies have many advantages:

  • Collection and analysis of large amounts of data, particularly in the context of climate change ;
  • Automation of repetitive and sometimes physical tasks, such as working in factories or mines ;
  • Assistance to humans in types of jobs where they are still needed, particularly in the humanitarian context ;
  • Etc.

For the developing world, this kind of technology brings great potential for positive change. However, we must be careful about the problems they actually raise:

  • For example, the automation of difficult tasks should not be equivalent to a massive loss of jobs, and an effort must be made to retrain and to locally appropriate these technologies;
  • Data, and more particularly data concerning the private life of citizens, must be protected and properly stored;
  • A legal and regulatory framework not adapted to the new existence of these objects, which do not fit into the pre-established boxes, particularly in terms of insurance ;
  • And other issues...

Thus, the use of robotic technologies presents an innovative potential for development around the world and offers the possibility for many countries to change their economic and industrial landscape. Citizens could thus be able to retrain and upgrade their skills in jobs that are less physically demanding and more intellectually stimulating.

However, major challenges remain to ensure that this automation/facilitation of working conditions does not go hand in hand with increased unemployment and a population left to fend for itself. It is therefore not a question of creating a façade of modernity, but really changing the face of work as it is perceived today, with the ultimate goal of improving living conditions, particularly but not exclusively in developing countries.

Suggest a solution !

If you wish, you can present, alone or with others, your proposals to the UN and you will be accompanied in the creation and development of activities based on these proposals.

Come with your ideas, prepare yourself, and participate actively in the workshops of the GENEVA FORUM. Meet your future teammates and get ready to actively change the world!

If you wish to propose a solution to the World in this field :

1) Search and select the International Conference at the UN on which you want to present your idea or solution by consulting this list of GENEVA FORUM Conferences (click here)

2) Fill in the form to submit the abstract (a summary) of your presentation (click here), stating "Yes" in the box "Is your presentation, a proposal for a disruptive technology ?"

3) Come at the next GENEVA FORUM, and give a short presentation of 5 minutes (pitch) and then participate in the one hour workshop following your presentation, with GENEVA FORUM participants who will want to move forward with you.

On site, our team of one-on-one meetings will welcome you in a specific way as a carrier of alternative solutions, and will be in charge in particular of :

  • connect you with the existing Participatory Research Programmes in which your proposal can be the subject of a project
  • and/or accompany you in the creation of a new Participatory Research Programme if your proposal should be the subject of a fully-fledged Programme
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