Breakthrough technologies – Robotics, innovation and intellectual property

Economic Research Working Paper No. 30

Author(s): C. Andrew Keisner, Julio Raffo, Sacha Wunsch-Vincent | Publication year: 2015

Robotics technology and the increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence are breakthrough innovations with significant growth prospects and the potential to disrupt existing economic and social facets of everyday life. Few studies have analyzed the developments of robotics innovation. This paper closes this gap by analyzing how innovation in robotics is taking place, how it diffuses, and what role intellectual property plays.

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