It’s your OM in the News roundup! Follow the links to recent posts from our faculty contributors, including thoughtful questions for class discussion.
In this edition, you’ll find posts on microchips, robot butlers, a Legos make-over and forecasting Hurricane Maria’s death toll.
Reinventing Lego Bricks for a New Generation
The iconic Lego bricks may get a make-over, except they’ll look and feel exactly the same. That is, if the company can find a material that is more environmentally friendly and meets its rigorous quality standards. Read more…
Microchipping Opens Doors for Employees
Three Square Market’s employees are using microchips embedded in their hands to open doors, pay for snacks, and much more. As microchipping expands its reach, so do privacy concerns. Read more…
Meet Your New Bot Bellhop
Robots are making their way into the hospitality industry. The Sheraton Hotel in San Gabriel, California, now has a fleet of bots to deliver luggage — and guests — to their in-hotel destinations. Is this the start of a robot revolution? Read more…
Maria, a Killer Hurricane
Maria’s death toll was recently raised to nearly three thousand people, using statistical modeling to determine expected vs. actual mortality rates in normal Continue reading