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A global horizon scan of the future impacts of robotics and autonomous systems on urban ecosystems. / Goddard, Mark A.; Davies, Zoe G.; Guenat, Solène; Ferguson, Mark J.; Fisher, Jessica C.; Akanni, Adeniran; Ahjokoski, Teija; Anderson, Pippin M. L.; Angeoletto, Fabio; Antoniou, Constantinos; Bates, Adam J.; Barkwith, Andrew; Berland, Adam; Bouch, Christopher J.; Rega-Brodsky, Christine C.; Byrne, Loren B.; Cameron, David; Canavan, Rory; Chapman, Tim; Connop, Stuart; Crossland, Steve; Dade, Marie C.; Dawson, David A.; Dobbs, Cynnamon; Downs, Colleen T.; Ellis, Erle C.; Escobedo, Francisco J.; Gobster, Paul; Gulsrud, Natalie Marie; Guneralp, Burak; Hahs, Amy K.; Hale, James D.; Hassall, Christopher; Hedblom, Marcus; Hochuli, Dieter F.; Inkinen, Tommi; Ioja, Ioan-Cristian; Kendal, Dave; Knowland, Tom; Kowarik, Ingo; Langdale, Simon J.; Lerman, Susannah B.; MacGregor-Fors, Ian; Manning, Peter; Massini, Peter; Mclean, Stacey; Mkwambisi, David D.; Ossola, Alessandro; Luque, Gabriel Pérez; Pérez-Urrestarazu, Luis; Perini, Katia; Perry, Gad; Pett, Tristan J.; Plummer, Kate E.; Radji, Raoufou A.; Roll, Uri; Potts, Simon G.; Rumble, Heather; Sadler, Jon P.; De Saille, Stevienna; Sautter, Sebastian; Scott, Catherine E.; Shwartz, Assaf; Smith, Tracy; Snep, Robbert P. H.; Soulsbury, Carl D.; Stanley, Margaret C.; Van De Voorde, Tim; Venn, Stephen J.; Warren, Philip H.; Washbourne, Carla-Leanne; Whitling, Mark; Williams, Nicholas S. G.; Yang, Jun; Yeshitela, Kumelachew; Yocom, Ken P.; Dallimer, Martin.

In: Nature Ecology & Evolution, 04.01.2021.

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Harvard

Goddard, MA, Davies, ZG, Guenat, S, Ferguson, MJ, Fisher, JC, Akanni, A, Ahjokoski, T, Anderson, PML, Angeoletto, F, Antoniou, C, Bates, AJ, Barkwith, A, Berland, A, Bouch, CJ, Rega-Brodsky, CC, Byrne, LB, Cameron, D, Canavan, R, Chapman, T, Connop, S, Crossland, S, Dade, MC, Dawson, DA, Dobbs, C, Downs, CT, Ellis, EC, Escobedo, FJ, Gobster, P, Gulsrud, NM, Guneralp, B, Hahs, AK, Hale, JD, Hassall, C, Hedblom, M, Hochuli, DF, Inkinen, T, Ioja, I-C, Kendal, D, Knowland, T, Kowarik, I, Langdale, SJ, Lerman, SB, MacGregor-Fors, I, Manning, P, Massini, P, Mclean, S, Mkwambisi, DD, Ossola, A, Luque, GP, Pérez-Urrestarazu, L, Perini, K, Perry, G, Pett, TJ, Plummer, KE, Radji, RA, Roll, U, Potts, SG, Rumble, H, Sadler, JP, De Saille, S, Sautter, S, Scott, CE, Shwartz, A, Smith, T, Snep, RPH, Soulsbury, CD, Stanley, MC, Van De Voorde, T, Venn, SJ, Warren, PH, Washbourne, C-L, Whitling, M, Williams, NSG, Yang, J, Yeshitela, K, Yocom, KP & Dallimer, M 2021, 'A global horizon scan of the future impacts of robotics and autonomous systems on urban ecosystems', Nature Ecology & Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-01358-z

APA

Goddard, M. A., Davies, Z. G., Guenat, S., Ferguson, M. J., Fisher, J. C., Akanni, A., Ahjokoski, T., Anderson, P. M. L., Angeoletto, F., Antoniou, C., Bates, A. J., Barkwith, A., Berland, A., Bouch, C. J., Rega-Brodsky, C. C., Byrne, L. B., Cameron, D., Canavan, R., Chapman, T., ... Dallimer, M. (2021). A global horizon scan of the future impacts of robotics and autonomous systems on urban ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-01358-z

Vancouver

Goddard MA, Davies ZG, Guenat S, Ferguson MJ, Fisher JC, Akanni A et al. A global horizon scan of the future impacts of robotics and autonomous systems on urban ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2021 Jan 4. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-01358-z

Author

Goddard, Mark A. ; Davies, Zoe G. ; Guenat, Solène ; Ferguson, Mark J. ; Fisher, Jessica C. ; Akanni, Adeniran ; Ahjokoski, Teija ; Anderson, Pippin M. L. ; Angeoletto, Fabio ; Antoniou, Constantinos ; Bates, Adam J. ; Barkwith, Andrew ; Berland, Adam ; Bouch, Christopher J. ; Rega-Brodsky, Christine C. ; Byrne, Loren B. ; Cameron, David ; Canavan, Rory ; Chapman, Tim ; Connop, Stuart ; Crossland, Steve ; Dade, Marie C. ; Dawson, David A. ; Dobbs, Cynnamon ; Downs, Colleen T. ; Ellis, Erle C. ; Escobedo, Francisco J. ; Gobster, Paul ; Gulsrud, Natalie Marie ; Guneralp, Burak ; Hahs, Amy K. ; Hale, James D. ; Hassall, Christopher ; Hedblom, Marcus ; Hochuli, Dieter F. ; Inkinen, Tommi ; Ioja, Ioan-Cristian ; Kendal, Dave ; Knowland, Tom ; Kowarik, Ingo ; Langdale, Simon J. ; Lerman, Susannah B. ; MacGregor-Fors, Ian ; Manning, Peter ; Massini, Peter ; Mclean, Stacey ; Mkwambisi, David D. ; Ossola, Alessandro ; Luque, Gabriel Pérez ; Pérez-Urrestarazu, Luis ; Perini, Katia ; Perry, Gad ; Pett, Tristan J. ; Plummer, Kate E. ; Radji, Raoufou A. ; Roll, Uri ; Potts, Simon G. ; Rumble, Heather ; Sadler, Jon P. ; De Saille, Stevienna ; Sautter, Sebastian ; Scott, Catherine E. ; Shwartz, Assaf ; Smith, Tracy ; Snep, Robbert P. H. ; Soulsbury, Carl D. ; Stanley, Margaret C. ; Van De Voorde, Tim ; Venn, Stephen J. ; Warren, Philip H. ; Washbourne, Carla-Leanne ; Whitling, Mark ; Williams, Nicholas S. G. ; Yang, Jun ; Yeshitela, Kumelachew ; Yocom, Ken P. ; Dallimer, Martin. / A global horizon scan of the future impacts of robotics and autonomous systems on urban ecosystems. In: Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2021.

Bibtex

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title = "A global horizon scan of the future impacts of robotics and autonomous systems on urban ecosystems",
abstract = "Technology is transforming societies worldwide. A major innovation is the emergence of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS), which have the potential to revolutionize cities for both people and nature. Nonetheless, the opportunities and challenges associated with RAS for urban ecosystems have yet to be considered systematically. Here, we report the findings of an online horizon scan involving 170 expert participants from 35 countries. We conclude that RAS are likely to transform land use, transport systems and human–nature interactions. The prioritized opportunities were primarily centred on the deployment of RAS for the monitoring and management of biodiversity and ecosystems. Fewer challenges were prioritized. Those that were emphasized concerns surrounding waste from unrecovered RAS, and the quality and interpretation of RAS-collected data. Although the future impacts of RAS for urban ecosystems are difficult to predict, examining potentially important developments early is essential if we are to avoid detrimental consequences but fully realize the benefits.",
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T1 - A global horizon scan of the future impacts of robotics and autonomous systems on urban ecosystems

AU - Goddard, Mark A.

AU - Davies, Zoe G.

AU - Guenat, Solène

AU - Ferguson, Mark J.

AU - Fisher, Jessica C.

AU - Akanni, Adeniran

AU - Ahjokoski, Teija

AU - Anderson, Pippin M. L.

AU - Angeoletto, Fabio

AU - Antoniou, Constantinos

AU - Bates, Adam J.

AU - Barkwith, Andrew

AU - Berland, Adam

AU - Bouch, Christopher J.

AU - Rega-Brodsky, Christine C.

AU - Byrne, Loren B.

AU - Cameron, David

AU - Canavan, Rory

AU - Chapman, Tim

AU - Connop, Stuart

AU - Crossland, Steve

AU - Dade, Marie C.

AU - Dawson, David A.

AU - Dobbs, Cynnamon

AU - Downs, Colleen T.

AU - Ellis, Erle C.

AU - Escobedo, Francisco J.

AU - Gobster, Paul

AU - Gulsrud, Natalie Marie

AU - Guneralp, Burak

AU - Hahs, Amy K.

AU - Hale, James D.

AU - Hassall, Christopher

AU - Hedblom, Marcus

AU - Hochuli, Dieter F.

AU - Inkinen, Tommi

AU - Ioja, Ioan-Cristian

AU - Kendal, Dave

AU - Knowland, Tom

AU - Kowarik, Ingo

AU - Langdale, Simon J.

AU - Lerman, Susannah B.

AU - MacGregor-Fors, Ian

AU - Manning, Peter

AU - Massini, Peter

AU - Mclean, Stacey

AU - Mkwambisi, David D.

AU - Ossola, Alessandro

AU - Luque, Gabriel Pérez

AU - Pérez-Urrestarazu, Luis

AU - Perini, Katia

AU - Perry, Gad

AU - Pett, Tristan J.

AU - Plummer, Kate E.

AU - Radji, Raoufou A.

AU - Roll, Uri

AU - Potts, Simon G.

AU - Rumble, Heather

AU - Sadler, Jon P.

AU - De Saille, Stevienna

AU - Sautter, Sebastian

AU - Scott, Catherine E.

AU - Shwartz, Assaf

AU - Smith, Tracy

AU - Snep, Robbert P. H.

AU - Soulsbury, Carl D.

AU - Stanley, Margaret C.

AU - Van De Voorde, Tim

AU - Venn, Stephen J.

AU - Warren, Philip H.

AU - Washbourne, Carla-Leanne

AU - Whitling, Mark

AU - Williams, Nicholas S. G.

AU - Yang, Jun

AU - Yeshitela, Kumelachew

AU - Yocom, Ken P.

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AB - Technology is transforming societies worldwide. A major innovation is the emergence of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS), which have the potential to revolutionize cities for both people and nature. Nonetheless, the opportunities and challenges associated with RAS for urban ecosystems have yet to be considered systematically. Here, we report the findings of an online horizon scan involving 170 expert participants from 35 countries. We conclude that RAS are likely to transform land use, transport systems and human–nature interactions. The prioritized opportunities were primarily centred on the deployment of RAS for the monitoring and management of biodiversity and ecosystems. Fewer challenges were prioritized. Those that were emphasized concerns surrounding waste from unrecovered RAS, and the quality and interpretation of RAS-collected data. Although the future impacts of RAS for urban ecosystems are difficult to predict, examining potentially important developments early is essential if we are to avoid detrimental consequences but fully realize the benefits.

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KW - EP/N010523/1

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DO - 10.1038/s41559-020-01358-z

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JO - Nature Ecology & Evolution

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