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WeRobot 2015 Panel 3: Robotics governance, with Peter Asaro, Jason Millar, Kirsten Thomasen and David Post

June 23, 2015
Image: Phil Roeder/flickr
Image: Phil Roeder/flickr

What are the challenges facing governance and regulation of emerging robotic technologies? Peter Asaro of the New School, Jason Millar of Queen’s University, Kristen Thomasen of the University of Ottawa, and David Post of the New America Foundation discuss the issues in this We Robot 2015 panel titled “Robot Governance”.

Robotics, in all its forms, promises to deliver any number of benefits to society. But the nature of these automation technologies also introduces a novel kind of engineering design problem, and related governance issues. How can we can apply lessons learned from other technological revolutions in our dealings with robots? And how can the legal history of automobile safety regulation help us to identify lessons for domestic drone surveillance?

Papers:

  • Peter Asaro: “Regulating Robots: A Multi-Scale Approach to Developing Robot Policy and Technology” http://bit.ly/1H1fZE8
  • Jason Millar, “Sketching an Ethics Evaluation Tool for Robot Design and Governance” http://bit.ly/1Fsqro4
  • Kristen Thomasen, “Driving Lessons: Learning from the History of Automobile Regulation to Legislate Better Drones” http://bit.ly/1DQQrnx
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