The Fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing a tsunami of change that will dramatically affect how we interact with and adapt to technology. The ways we choose to ride this wave will determine the shape of our future. Will we use this as an opportunity to solve our most pressing issues, or allow it to become a […]Continue reading
Why you should listen
Matt Beane does field research on work involving robots to help us understand the implications of intelligent machines for the broader world of work. Any of his projects mean many hundreds of hours -- sometimes years -- watching, interviewing and often working side by side with people trying to work with robots to get their jobs done.
Beane has studied robotic surgery, robotic materials transport and robotic telepresence in healthcare, elder care and knowledge work. He has published in top management journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, he was selected in 2012 as a Human Robot Interaction Pioneer and is a regular contributor to popular outlets such as Wired, MIT Technology Review, TechCrunch, Forbes and Robohub. He also took a two-year hiatus from his doctoral studies to help found and fund Humatics, an MIT-connected, full-stack IoT startup.
Beane is an Assistant Professor in the Technology Management Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Research Affiliate with MIT's Institute for the Digital Economy. He received his PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management.