Robotics and AI Business Innovation

Course Objectives

Robotics and AI Business Innovation introduces students to the essence and the most important applications of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in the world of business, under three main domains: Industrial, Mobility and Consumer. This course will also include discussions on 3D-Printing. Students will learn how to integrate robotics and AI technology into business models, design new products or services, and transform processes to achieve greater efficiency, better customer experiences and social prosperity.

This is a business and strategy course delivered in a way that is practical and easy to understand, without using too much technical jargon. A technical or engineering background is not needed to be able to participate in this course proficiently.

We will study the implications of Robotics and AI’s disruptive innovation in the business, operations, marketing and management of companies, and how companies can evolve for future industries and markets through new value propositions. We will also reflect on the ethical considerations in implementing these enabling technologies.

We will study the great potential of these innovations and their disruptions in the incumbents:

  • Today, there are globally over 3 million industrial robots in use, and sales are growing by 18% per year. In 2017, 3 million drones were produced in the US, 39% more than 2016. In 2017 alone, over 1.1 million domestic-use drones were registered in the US. It is predicted that by 2020, the number of drones produced in the US will increase to 7 million.
  • Autonomous cars will be available to millions of users in about 10 years. On the same path, there will be millions of companies and users who will benefit from 3D-Printing solutions.
  • In fact, countries that have the highest ratio of Industrial Robots per capita also have the lowest unemployment ratios.

Robotics and AI technologies will transform society, business, companies and people's lives. This course will teach you the the fundamentals, applications, and dynamics of Robotics and AI Business Innovations, which will be crucial to becoming a successful entrepreneur, innovative leader or change manager in the companies of the future.

 

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time & Online MBA
Discipline: Special Course
Course Level: Specialized Course
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 6
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35

*Due to the characteristics of the course, application of the substitute class and leave of absence system is not available.

 

Preliminary Recommended Courses

- Strategy

 

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEMEIntroduction and Industrial Robots
CASE

KUKA AG: Planning for the Future of Automation

Collaboration, from the Wright Brothers to Robots

Session B
THEMEIntroduction and Industrial Robots
CASE

KUKA AG: Planning for the Future of Automation

Collaboration, from the Wright Brothers to Robots

 
Day 2
Session A
THEMEIntroduction to Artificial Intelligence
CASE

What is Neural Network

Three reasons to go deep in Deep learning

Deep learning matters for one simple reason

Software 2.0

Session B
THEMEIntroduction to Artificial Intelligence
CASE

Future-Proof Your Startup

How to Build an AI Moat

 
Day 3
Session A
THEMEApplications of Artificial Intelligence
CASEArtificial Intelligence and the Machine Learning Revolution in Finance: Cogent Labs and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Session B
THEMEApplications of Artificial Intelligence
CASEArtificial Intelligence and the Machine Learning Revolution in Finance: Cogent Labs and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
 
Day 4
Session A
THEMEMobility Robotics
CASE

Reinventing E-Commerce: Amazon's Bet on Unmanned Vehicle Delivery

Hard Questions on Our Transition to Driver-less Cars

Session B
THEMEMobility Robotics
CASE

Reinventing E-Commerce: Amazon's Bet on Unmanned Vehicle Delivery

Hard Questions on Our Transition to Driver-less Cars

 
Day 5
Session A
THEMEConsumer Robotics
CASE

Sony AIBO: The World's First Entertainment Robot

Smarter, Smaller, Safer Robots

Session B
THEMEConsumer Robotics
CASE

Sony AIBO: The World's First Entertainment Robot

Smarter, Smaller, Safer Robots

 
Day 6
Session A
THEMEGroup Presentation and 3D Printing
CASE

Formlabs: Selling a New 3D Printer

The Economics Of 3-D Printing: Opportunities

Future-Proofing Your Job From Robots: Technology & Employment

Session B
THEMEGroup Presentation and 3D Printing
CASE

Formlabs: Selling a New 3D Printer

The Economics Of 3-D Printing: Opportunities

Future-Proofing Your Job From Robots: Technology & Employment

Faculty

Jorge Calvo
Jorge Calvo
Marketing and Strategy, Specialization
COURSES:
Operation Strategy
Technovate for Future Enterprise
Research Project
Robotics and AI Business Innovation
Moonshot Transformation
David Malkin
David Malkin
Specialization
COURSES:
Robotics and AI Business Innovation
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