Rise of the Robots: What will the Impact of Technology be on Workforce in the Not-So-Distant Future?

Date/Time: Friday, August 17
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Room: Caprice 2 & 3

Session Description: : According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 3.8 million people operate motor vehicles for their livelihood. This includes truck driving, the most common profession in 29 states employing about 1.7 million people. Many expect self-driving trucks to be among the first autonomous vehicles to hit the road. This session will consider the impact of technology and automation on “human” employment to explore how the “Rise of the Robots” may impact freight workforce training and overall employment needs.

Moderator: Zach Huhn, Venture Smarter

Session Format: Panel (3 speakers)

  • Jiaqi Ma, University of Cincinnati, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management
  • Joshua Sikich, HDR