[robotics-worldwide] (Deadline Extension) ICRA2009 Workshop on Roboethics

Jorge Solis solis at kurenai.waseda.jp
Tue Jan 13 23:26:41 PST 2009

Dear Colleagues:


Due to several requests, the abstract submission deadline for the

ICRA2009 Workshop on Roboethics has been extended to January 25, 2009.


For further details, please access the webpage at:





Full-Day Workshop on Roboethics



A workshop at:

ICRA 2009 (www.icra2009.org)

Sunday, May 17th, 2009



URL: www.roboethics.org/icra2009



Robotics research is increasingly raising ethical issues, 

related to the merging interactions between robots and humans. 

Roboethics deals with the ethical aspects of the design, 

development and employment of Intelligent machines. It shares 

many "sensitive areas" with Computer Ethics, Information ethics 

and Bioethics. Along these disciplines, it investigates the social 

and ethical problems due to the effects of the Second and Third 

Industrial Revolutions in the Humans/Machines interaction's domain. 

The focus of this workshop includes the study of how social, political, 

and cultural values affect robotics research and robotics application 

to society. In turn, how robotics affects society, politics, and 

culture - the basic assumption being that that science and technology 

are socially embedded.


This full-day workshop is open to - and it strongly encourages - the p

anticipation of researchers and scholars from other communities, both 

in science and humanities. This cultural openness provides the robotics 

researchers with a wide-range intellectual exchange, especially important 

in the perspective of educating young roboticists to interdisciplinary 

among technical disciplines, and to transdisciplinarity among engineering, 

life science and humanities.


This workshop invites submissions on the following topics (but are not 

limited to):


1. Social (Robotics and job market; Cost benefit analysis; etc.); 

2. Psychological (Robots and kids; Robots and elderly, etc.); 

3. Legal (Robots and liability; Identification of autonomously 

          acting robots, etc.);

4. Medical (Robotics in health care and prosthesis, etc.); 

5. Warfare application of robotics; 

6. Environmental (underwater robotics noise pollution, etc.)


Extended Submission Deadline:


January 25, 2009: Abstract Submission deadline 

February 1, 2009: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection 

February 25, 2009: Camera-Ready Submission Deadline


Contributed abstracts are limited to 3000 characters, including title,

affiliations. Six pages in the standard ICRA format are allowed for each

including figures. A maximum of two additional pages is permitted.

authors should submit their contributions electronically in PDF format to



icra2009 at roboethics.org



Gianmarco Veruggio (CNR-IEIIT, ITALY)

Ron Arkin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) 

Atsuo Takanishi (Waseda University, JAPAN) 

Jorge Solis (Waseda University, JAPAN) 

Matthias Scheutz (Indiana University, USA) 

Fiorella Operto (School of Robotics, ITALY)

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