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We Robot 2015

by   -   March 4, 2016
Photo courtesy We Robot 2015.
Photo courtesy We Robot 2015.

UPDATED 4 Mar: We’re sad to report that Professor Tony Dyson, who built the original Star Wars R2-D2 droid, has died. We’re reposting this excellent video of his keynote at WeRobot to highlight his contribution to the field of robotics and culture.

Basic, pressing issues need to be addressed very soon to ensure that robots are developed that promote confidence among providers, patients, consumers, and investors. In this We Robot 2015 panel, titled Regulating healthcare robots, the focus is on patient and user safety, security, and privacy – specifically the effect of medical device regulation and data protection laws on robots in healthcare.

image: hjl/flickr
image: hjl/flickr

Anupam Chander’s paper, “Robots, the Internet of Things and the future of trade,” is the first effort to locate and analyze these complimentary technologies within an international trading framework. In this We Robot 2015 panel titled Robot Passports, Chander asks whether international law – that ultimately seeks to liberalize the exchange of both goods and services – can help stave off attempts to erect border barriers to this new type of trade.

As we increasingly create spaces where robotic technology interacts with humans, our tendency to project lifelike qualities onto robots raises questions around use and policy. In this We Robot 2015 panel titled “Who’s Johnny? (Anthropomorphizing Robots)”, Kate Darling explores the effects of anthropomorphic framing in the introduction of robotic technology. Moderated by Ken Goldberg.

by   -   April 10, 2015

cropped-werobot-webheaderThe fourth annual We Robot conference on robotics, law and policy kicked off today in Seattle at the University of Washington School of Law. 



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