In the last two decades there has been significant reform in terms of what governments do, and how they work, as a
result of the digital revolution. In some areas, governments have embraced these technologies and worked to
enhance their effectiveness and efficiency. However, there have also been many cautionary tales of what can go
wrong when technologies are inappropriately adopted or unintended consequences have emerged as a result of
introducing disruptive innovations.
This report focuses on one particular area of technological development – robots – and their governance. It explores
the roles that robots should and, even more critically, should not play in care delivery, and the role that government
has as a steward in shaping these roles.
SOURCE: Dickinson H, Smith C, Carey N. and Carey G. “Robots and the Delivery of Care Services.” ANZSOG, 9 November 2018.
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia