Our Robot Future: The Moral, Ethical, and Legal Challenges of Ubiquitous Robotic Systems

Roundtable with experts Professor Ronald C. Arkin, Professor
Ryan Calo, Dr. Kate Darling, Professor Illah Nourbakhsh, and
Professor Noel Sharkey

Hosted by Professor Jennifer Urban – Moderated by Professor Ken Goldberg

Friday, July 11, 3:30 pm

Boalt Hall Goldberg Room

Robots are quickly moving out of controlled environments into
public spaces and homes, and researchers are developing
artificial intelligence systems that will allow robots to make
decisions autonomously. How should society plan for this

Join our panel of world-renowned experts as they identify and
debate the key ethical, moral, and legal issues society faces in
our “Robot Future.” Listen to the audio from the event here.

Ronald C. Arkin is Regents’ Professor, College of Computing at
Georgia Tech and author of “Governing Lethal Behavior in
Autonomous Robots”

Ryan Calo is Assistant Professor of Law at University of
Washington and author of a forthcoming California Law Review
paper on how robotics will change cyberlaw

Kate Darling is a Research Specialist at MIT and author of the
article “Extending Legal Protection to Social Robots – The
Effects of Anthropomorphism, Empathy, and Violent Behavior
Towards Robotic Objects”

Illah Nourbakhsh is Professor of Robotics and Director of CREATE
Lab at Carnegie Mellon University and author of the book Robot

Noel Sharkey is Emeritus Professor of Robotics and Artificial
Intelligence at the University of Sheffield and Chair of the
International Committee for Robot Arms Control

Click here to watch a short tongue-in-cheek film on robots from the New York World’s Fair in 1940, “Leave it to Roll-Oh.”