Towards Robotics Leadership: An Analysis of Leadership Characteristics and the Roles Robots Will Inherit in Future Human Society

  • Hooman Aghaebrahimi Samani
  • Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh
  • Elham Saadatian
  • Doros Polydorou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7197)


This paper aims to present the idea of robotics leadership. By investigating leadership definitions and identifying domains where humans have failed to lead, this paper proposes how robots can step in to fill various leadership positions. This is exemplified by referring to two examples, stock brokering and transportation, and explains how robots could be used instead. Furthermore, this paper aims to provoke discussion by identifying firstly some potential limitations of robots in leadership positions and secondly by proposing that our current technological ecosystem not only is suited for machines to assume leadership positions but rather is inherently headed towards it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hooman Aghaebrahimi Samani
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh
    • 1
  • Elham Saadatian
    • 1
  • Doros Polydorou
    • 1
  1. 1.Keio-NUS CUTE Center Interactive and Digital Media InstituteNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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