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: Rosewood – 4th Floor

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 discuss advances being made in Autonomous Vehicles, Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (drones) and other emerging technologies and ask how the “Rise of the Robots” may impact future “human” workforce training and overall employment needs in the freight and supply chain sectors.

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
  • TBA