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Deep Affordance Foresight: Planning Through What Can Be Done in the Future [article]

Danfei Xu, Ajay Mandlekar, Roberto Martín-Martín, Yuke Zhu, Silvio Savarese, Li Fei-Fei
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we introduce a new affordance representation that enables the robot to reason about the long-term effects of actions through modeling what actions are afforded in the future, thereby informing  ...  Affordances are a powerful concept to simplify this search, because they model what actions can be successful in a given situation.  ...  The ability to reason about what actions are possible in a given situation is commonly studied through affordances.  ... 
arXiv:2011.08424v2 fatcat:pfvph6tt4zajngnmrtirhl4ioa

2020 Foresight

1993 The Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly  
Foresight Services to support strategic programming within Horizon 2020 Schindler, H.R.; Gunashekar, S.; Cave, J.; Shahin, J.B.M.M.Y.; Rhydderch, A.; Meyer, T.; Cave, B.; Lichten, C.; van der Meulen, N  ...  Those who provided consent to being acknowledged are listed in the annex of this report.  ...  First of all, we are grateful to Adam Watson-Brown and Prabhat Agarwal at the European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) Foresight Network for  ... 
doi:10.1016/0010-8804(93)90019-f fatcat:4uu34r2yyrepvp6w2tobdasbsa

Foresight for smart globalization

David Jhirad, Claudia Juech, Evan S. Michelson, Clement Bezold
2009 Foresight  
the Workshop and report Were supported By the rockefeller foundation © institute for alternative futures, 2009  ...  This central concern-that the application of foresight for envisioning the future of human development is a necessity in order to achieve large-scale societal change-was the guiding and motivating force  ...  This workshop, entitled "Foresight for Smart Globalization: Accelerating & Enhancing Pro-Poor Development Opportunities," was held from March 16-20, 2009 at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in  ... 
doi:10.1108/14636680910982403 fatcat:vxcrhsbijrftvco777wkof5cfq

Foresight in designing sun-beach destinations

José M. Fernández-Güell, Marta Collado
2014 Tourism Management  
Stakeholders play a very important role in the proposed model, being involved throughout the process in identifying future trends, formulating visions and helping to design urban patterns.  ...  little added value to the planning process.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors wish to acknowledge the contribution of doctoral students Carlos Olmos and Rosa Amorós to this research study.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2013.09.011 fatcat:rxkawxwtsvaqlfnj35v3pekgni

Plausibility and probability in scenario planning

Rafael Ramírez, Cynthia Selin
2014 Foresight  
In so doing it provides practitioners a more nuanced appreciation of the merits of plausibility and probability, providing a more rigorous and scholarly view, so that they can be more effectively referred  ...  in counter-distinction to the other.  ...  How this can be done in the Knightian uncertainty where scenarios are of particular help remains unclear to us.  ... 
doi:10.1108/fs-08-2012-0061 fatcat:2tsq7nkoajhxhb5oatpydu3ebe

Six pillars: futures thinking for transforming

Sohail Inayatullah
2008 Foresight  
Findings -In an increasingly complex and heterogeneous world, futures studies can help people to recover their agency, and help them to create the world in which they wish to live.  ...  Design/methodology/approach -The paper describes six foundational concepts (the used future, the disowned future, alternative futures, alignment, models of social change, and uses of the future), six questions  ...  The necessary steps to achieve the preferred future can then be enacted. This can done via a plan or via action learning steps, where a process of experimentation begins to create the desired future.  ... 
doi:10.1108/14636680810855991 fatcat:xe5vbmwo4fgc7lx35yq5tosrqi

Technology Foresight and Sustainable Innovation Development in the Complex Dynamical Systems View

Klaus Mainzer, Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker Center, Eberhard Karls University Tubingen, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Technical University of Munich
2020 Foresight and STI Governance  
The linear approach does not allow covering a wide range of critical areas simultaneously in the scope of Foresight projects, prevents from applying an interdisciplinary approach to developing innovation  ...  Cyber-physical systems can offer a sustainable information infrastructure which serves as a prerequisite for building up the innovation potential of a company, region, or country.  ...  The popular assumption that in the future only highly qualified engineers with higher education will be in demand while everything else will be done by machines is groundless.  ... 
doi:10.17323/2500-2597.2020.4.10.19 fatcat:4vmznpcm3nbepi5gxsxr7jpmdu

Looking ahead: energy, climate change and pro‐poor responses

Teresa Malyshev, Clement Bezold
2009 Foresight  
It is demonstrated here that investments in programs that are tailored to promoting development and addressing climate change simultaneously can be successfully deployed.  ...  can help to alleviate the impacts of current energy use on health and the environment.  ...  It is not so clear what can be done in the near term to ensure that these goals are ultimately met without catastrophic implications for the world's poorest citizens.  ... 
doi:10.1108/14636680910982421 fatcat:mswwxstmife5bdceuszfns6qca

Evolution Cum Agency: Toward a Model of Strategic Foresight

Giovanni Gavetti, Anoop Menon
2016 Strategy Science  
First, it sharpens our understanding of the models we used in the study.  ...  First, it sharpens our understanding of the models we used in the study.  ...  In short they achieve a reasonably manageable decision situation by avoiding planning where plans depend on predictions of uncertain future events..." (Cyert and March,1963:167) .  ... 
doi:10.1287/stsc.2016.0018 fatcat:ap6vulonmzddnfxpqv7u4nn6nu

Cautionary Tales: The Global Culture of Prevention and the Work of Foresight

Fuyuki Kurasawa
2004 Constellations  
What can be done in the face of short-sightedness?  ...  It must be made, starting with us, in the here and now. Political: By whom is it adopted or rejected, in whose interests, and through what frameworks and institutions?  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1351-0487.2004.00389.x fatcat:cbkjte6vwnhnvarnwstgzig5zm

Functional technology foresight. A novel methodology to identify emerging technologies

Riccardo Apreda, Andrea Bonaccorsi, Felice dell'Orletta, Gualtiero Fantoni
2016 European Journal of Futures Research  
in the context of Technology Foresight also from an economic point of view, showing that oresight is affordable also for Small and Medium Enterprises.  ...  However, the so called Big Data promise to be a huge low cost set of valuable information, available and affordable to all (SMEs included).  ...  and in turn imply and can be obtained through a series of technical solutions for the boat structure.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40309-016-0093-1 fatcat:iadog3v2yza3djfgqxf46lvg3i

Foresight of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Opportunities for a Better World

Mohamed Buheji, Dunya Ahmed
2020 American Journal of Economics  
The Coronavirus is no except, and in this paper, we foresight the opportunities for a better world that this deadly crisis brings to us.  ...  Integrating future foresight into such problem-solving attempts could create for us more future-informed generations that take participatory actions towards humans' complex challenges with high availability  ...  This can be achieved by a framework that could be tested and developed in future research.  ... 
doi:10.5923/j.economics.20201002.05 fatcat:csw6m4utdbfkbafgmf4q3newba

Sense-making and acting for descent futures: human and cultural pathways

Joshua Floyd, Mr Joshua Floyd, Dr Richard A. Slaught
2014 Foresight  
Joshua Floyd is a Founding Partner at the Centre for Australian Foresight, Melbourne, Australia.  ...  Social implications -By moving beyond the default assumption that descent automatically implies decline in human well-being, a barrier may be lowered to more open and mature society-wide engagement in  ...  Is there a clue here to the ways in which descent futures can, in fact, be decent futures?  ... 
doi:10.1108/fs-11-2013-0061 fatcat:pommtfgjwveffoo7shovsh55vu

Safe Drinking Water Policy for Canada - Turning Hindsight into Foresight

Steve E. Hrudey
2011 Social Science Research Network  
Operating personnel can be forgiven for finding it unsettling to be told that doing what must be done to control microbial pathogens is giving their consumers cancer.  ...  Water professionals can judge for themselves whether the critical elements of the water safety plan approach advocated in this Commentary are being met in Ontario.  ...  appreciated in the comfort zone of urban Canada.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1799531 fatcat:7ildlc65j5ah5ms2o43tuddns4

Enabling Innovative Postgraduate Research: Critical Foresight and Strategic Considerations for University Leaders [chapter]

Luke van der Laan, Jenny Ostini
2017 Postgraduate Education in Higher Education  
This project aims to promote student's learning in urban planning through the visualisation of real-world examples and scenarios.  ...  the future.  ...  science, health and sport science and nursing disciplines to investigate how online education quality can be improved through the purposeful use of MediaSite and MediaSite analytics, lecture recording  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-10-0468-1_16-2 fatcat:rxnnctgozbcr5fwj4vthnxh2q4
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