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Robot assistants in retail spaces enhance productivity
Implications - The incorporations of human-like robots into retail spaces has enhanced efficiency and workflow. In addition to enhancing productivity, these assistive robots are able to create experiential purchase journeys for customers in a way that appeals to their desire for convenience and novelty while shopping.

Homework Question - At what point in the purchase journey could your customers make use of a robot assistant? [More]

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Jan 18 - Dec 18
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Drones are created with resilience in mind
Implications - As drone use continues to increase in popularity and functionality, some drone makers are releasing offerings distinguished by their indestructibility. These products cater to consumers that might be cautious of investing in drone technology for fear of breaking the device. In doing so, drone makers are further contributing to the widespread accessibility and adoption of drone use.

Homework Question - What are some of the major pain points associated with your product or service? What is your brand doing to address these? [More]

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109,676 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Aug 18
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Adaptable robotics fulfill a need for ingenuity in the manufacturing process
Implications - As creatively inclined robotics become more commonplace, they are being utilized to take on challenges in manufacturing across industries to produce feats in construction, fashion and more. Able to work with tricky materials and adapt to different demands and conditions, emerging robot technology is increasingly relied upon as a resourceful production asset that also acts as a draw for consumers looking for uniquely manufactured products.

Homework Question - Where is AI encroaching in your industry and how are you planning to embrace and adapt to that? [More]

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Aug 16 - May 17
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Millennials rely on humor-driven tech in their transition to adulthood
Implications - Reframing day-to-day challenges to seem less intimidating, satirical comedy is being incorporated into helpful apps and assistive robotics, making the transition into adulthood more manageable for the Millennial demographic. Already heavily reliant on technology, Millennials entering this responsibility-laden stage of their lives are practically forming relationships with their trusted tech companions, looking for devices that not only help them in their day-to-day, but also alleviate some of their stress and anxiety through humor and personality.

Homework Question - How are you preparing for the changing life-cycle of the Millennial demographic? [More]

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Jan 16 - May 17
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Robotics put voice-control features front and center
Implications - Robotics, particularly those intended for the home, are being designed in a way that establishes them as more of an in-home personal assistant than anything else. This occurs not only through the seamlessness with which they help users, but also with the humanization that comes with voice-control and activation. This speaks to consumers' openness to the integration of technology into their everyday lives as a means to more convenience.

Homework Question - What does the futuristic version of your industry look like? [More]

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Apr 16 - Apr 17
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Voice control simplifies the use of sophisticated technology
Implications - As smart technology further integrates itself into all aspects of consumer lifestyle, voice control features are gaining prominence to allow users to leverage complex technology without the need for in-depth knowledge into the inner workings of their devices. From downloadable apps to built-in features, voice-activated commands bring simplicity to the increasingly sophisticated technology surrounding us.

Homework Question - Despite the sophistication of some of your products or services, is there room for increased simplicity to make them easier for consumers to use? [More]

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Apr 16 - Apr 17
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Increasingly humanized A.I. establishes widespread trust in technology
Implications - In today’s culture of digital migrants raising digital natives, there is not only an increasing reliance on hyperconnectivity, but also a shift towards endearment and full acceptance of technological presence within the roles of caretakers and safety providers. As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly humanized, we begin to recognize a spreading of unquestionable trust in technology as part of the home, and even as part of the family.

Homework Question - How can your brand adapt a more humanized approach in designing its products/services, or in how it sells them? [More]

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109,233 Total Clicks
May 16 - Aug 17
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The human-robot comparison comes closer with the development of senses
Implications - Currently, robots can appear, speak, and maybe even emote like human beings, bringing us closer to the imagined future than ever. The next step in this progress enables more sensory capabilities, such as touch. The more human robots can appear, the more openly they will be embraced by the mainstream consumer, ushering in a new industry in itself.

Homework Question - In what ways is your offering a reflection of the consumers purchasing it? [More]

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Feb 16 - Feb 17
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Androids are assigned niche, previously human roles in society
Implications - It's no secret that the goal of robotics is to lessen the need for human labor; this concept has reached new heights as robots made specifically to fulfill niche roles in society are developed. The replacement of humans by robots begins with uncomplicated, yet necessary positions. This speaks to the strengths of the technology and hints at more futuristic use of robotics.

Homework Question - How can your brand incorporate AI in order to boost productivity? [More]

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119,649 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Feb 17
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A.I. increasingly encroaches onto the job sphere
Implications - Often seen as a threat to human jobs, Artificial Intelligence is forging its own labor class that is relied upon to accomplish tricky and tedious tasks with little room for human error. Particularly within industries that require vast knowledge and considerable diligence, A.I. is propelling us towards a fully automated world where less human exertion will be required.

Homework Question - How could AI ease your consumers' experience with your brand? [More]

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Nov 15 - Nov 16
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