About the Journal

ROBONOMICS: The Journal of the Automated Economy (ISSN 2683-099X) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal in the emerging field of robonomics – the automated economic system that relies on automation technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence as production factors, while the use of human labour is minimised. The journal addresses the economic, social, political, legal, ethical, technological, and environmental aspects of the future automated economic system and aims to develop the theoretical foundations of robonomics. The journal adopts a social science perspective to the issues of robonomics. The engineering aspects of automation technologies fall within the scope of the journal as long as they are discussed from a social science perspective.

 

Scope:

The journal welcomes empirical and conceptual submissions with a strong theoretical contribution that are related but not limitted to the various robonomics topics at micro- and macro-level.

 

Core robonomics topics at micro-level:

  • Microenvironmental, corporate and psychological drivers of robonomics
  • The economics of automation technologies – robots, artificial intelligence, (service) automation technologies
  • Attitudes towards automation, automation fears, technological neo-Luddism
  • Developing robot-friendly architecture and infrastructure
  • The future of work
  • Zero-employee companies
  • Automated factories
  • Autonomous farming
  • Autonomous transportation
  • Autonomous cities
  • Corporate competitiveness in a robonomic economic system
  • Robonomics, health, well-being and quality of life
  • Automated decision-making in organisations, companies and government administration
  • Marketing management in robonomics
  • Operations management in robonomics
  • Financial management in robonomics
  • Human resource management in robonomics
  • Automation in a specific industry
  • Robots as service providers
  • Robots as customers
  • Sex robots

 

Core robonomics topics at macro level:

  • Characteristics of robonomics as an economic system
  • Macroenvironmental drivers of robonomics
  • Social, political, environmental, legal aspects of automation technologies
  • Ethical issues of robonomics
  • Social aspects and impacts of robonomics
  • Political aspects of robonomics
  • Environmental and sustainability aspects of robonomics
  • Legal issues in robonomics – robot rights and liabilities, birthright patents, taxation of automation technologies
  • Macroeconomic policies in an automated economy
  • International trade in robonomics
  • Societal benefits and challenges of robonomics
  • Solutions to the societal challenges of robonomics
  • Technological singularity
  • Technological unemployment
  • Universal basic income
  • Robonomics, education and life-long learning
  • Tourism, hospitality, leisure and recreation in a robonomic society