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Yueh-Hsuan Weng


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Dr. Yueh-Hsuan Weng is the Co-founder of ROBOLAW.ASIA Initiatives and Assistant Professor at Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University. He received his Ph.D. in Law from Peking University and M.S. in Computer Science from National Chiao Tung University. He has been appointed as Member, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (2017), Executive Assistant, Foxconn Technology Group (2015-2017), Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Law, University of Bologna (2015), Research Associate, Peking University Law School (2010-2014), Visiting Researcher, Humanoid Robotics Institute, Waseda University (2012-2013) and SEN Member, EU FP7 Project: ROBOLAW (2012-2014). His research interests are in issues concerning the interface between ICT and Law, including Robot Law, Social Robotics, and Legal Informatics.



In this interview, we invited Prof. Rafael Capurro to share his insights on past, current, and future trends in robot ethics.

In this interview, Dr. Yueh-Hsuan Weng invites Prof. Ronald C. Arkin, Executive Committee Member of IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, to share his insights on roboethics, with a focus on its technical aspects, military and caregiver applications..

In the wake of the BSI report 8611 on robots and robotic devices, Yueh-Hsuan Weng interviews Prof. Joanna Bryson of the University of Bath about her take on roboethics and regulating the future of human-robot relationships.

Yueh-Hsuan Weng interviews Prof. Hiroko Kamide about her theory of “One Being for Two Origins”, derived from the teachings of the Buddha, and how her philosophy might impact the emerging field of roboethics.

Hiroshi Ota and Minako Inoue with 2 Robovie R3 robots in Oriza Hirata's "I, Worker"
Hiroshi Ota and Minako Inoue with 2 Robovie R3 robots in Oriza Hirata’s “I, Worker”

How can robotics help to enhance the development of the modern arts? Japan’s famous playwright, stage director Oriza Hirata and leading roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro launched the “Robot Theater Project” at Osaka University to explore the boundary between human-robot interactions through robot theater. Their work includes renditions of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”, Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”, and their own play “I, Worker”. Their work has spread internationally to Paris, New York, Toronto and Taipei.

For this interview, we would like to invite their collaboration partner Yi-Wei Keng, director of Taipei Arts Festival, to share his insights on the intersection of robotics and the arts.

Robot On A Book Shelf Law Robotics

10 years after the release of the EURON Roboethics Roadmap and we are witnessing a technology revolution. In the last 10 years, we’ve seen: Google’s self-driving car, Amazon’s KIVA system, drones, SoftBank’s Pepper, Boston Dynamics’ Atlas, ROSS System and AlphaGo technology. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer a concept in science fiction but the next wave to change our society. More interestingly, the intersection of AI & law will not only affect how people think but also, what people do in their daily lives, how they will behave.

For this interview, we invited Ms. Mady Delvaux-Stehres to share her insights on European perspectives in robot law.