Easily programmable robot interfaces have the potential to transform manufacturing by reducing the amount of programming expertise required to use robotic systems. Lowering the barrier to use robots in this way could have vast implications for manufacturing including reducing the integration and reintegration time for robots on manufacturing lines, increasing the reusability of robots by making it easier repurpose them, and making robots more accessible to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who often do not have the required internal programming expertise to use robots.
Ellen Ruppel Shell is a Professor at Boston University's College of Communication. She will be discussing her latest book, The Job: Work and its Future in a Time of Radical Change, on October 23rd from 4:30-6:00 pm.
Mary Gray is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. She is also the author of Ghost Work, How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass on September 11th from 4:30- 6:00pm.
05/16/2019 – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo Over the course of nearly 20 years, the Brazilian government enacted various policies and programs designed to strengthen the country’s capacity to innovate. In this book, the editors unite a diverse array of empirical contributions around a few key themes, including public policies, institutions and innovation […]
05/14/2019 – Brasília Palace Hotel, Brazil Over the course of nearly 20 years, the Brazilian government enacted various policies and programs designed to strengthen the country’s capacity to innovate. In this book, the editors unite a diverse array of empirical contributions around a few key themes, including public policies, institutions and innovation ecosystems, and firms […]
IPC researchers were joined by executives from AccuRounds, Artaic, EWI of Ohio, Medtronic, Raytheon, and SENAI of Brazil among others to learn more about the goals and operations of each entity and the ways in which they are fostering new models for innovation in both startups and established companies. “These innovation intermediaries are forging new pathways for how we innovate within and across firms and industries,” said Liz Reynolds, IPC Executive Director.
Participants Barbara Dyer, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management Daniela Rus, Director MIT CSAIL, and Professor, MIT EECS Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Executive Director, MIT IPC Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, MIT, and Professor, MIT Department of […]
Participants Dr.Tarek Selim, American University in Cairo: Made in Egypt: Challenges of Industrial Development in an Emerging Economy Ben Ross Schneider, MIT Professor, and Danilo Limoeiro, PhD Candidate: State-Led Innovation: SOEs, Institutional Fragmentation, and Policy Making in Brazil Dr. Smita Srinivas, Head of the School of Economic Development at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS): Beyond “Catch-up”: Learning & Economic Development […]
The IPC and AEE held five roundtable discussions on regional strategies to accelerate the transition to a lower-carbon energy economy in 2013-2014. The roundtables engaged utility executives, advanced energy companies and regulators. Studies were done for the following cities: San Antonio
IPC's featured speakers, along with a panel of experts, interacted at a policy discussion. Jointly hosted by the MIT Industrial Performance Center and the Bipartisan Policy Center, this event continued the conversation of key areas presented in Richard Lester's and David Hart's book, Unlocking Energy Innovation: How America Can Build a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System.
However, while national policy is an essential component in reaching these objectives, so too is the innovation and policy development that is taking place at the regional level. Regions like New England and Silicon Valley are leading the world in the creation of new technologies and companies that serve regional, national and global markets.