[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IROS'17 RESEARCH AND PRACTICE ETHICS IN ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION Forum

Raj Madhavan madhavan.ieeeras at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 19:47:24 PDT 2017


RESEARCH AND PRACTICE ETHICS IN ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
Half-day Open Forum
September 27, 2017, 08:30 -12:30 (VCC Room 201)

Organizers: Raj Madhavan, Ludovic Righetti, and Raja Chatila

OBJECTIVES
Organized by the IEEE RAS Robotics and Automation Research and Practice 
Ethics Committee (RARPEC), this Forum is intended as a platform to 
exchange ideas and discuss the impacts and practice of robotics and 
automation (R&A) technologies in research, development, and deployment 
that appear to pose ethical questions for humanity.
With increased awareness and controversies surrounding R&A and AI, this 
Forum will focus on separating hype from reality by providing an 
objective and balanced treatment via invited presentations and two panel 
discussions. It is irrefutable that these technologies are evolving at a 
rapid pace and that they have the potential to transform and positively 
impact the lives of people. Perhaps equally undeniable are the fears and 
concerns associated with their development. While many concerns stem 
from the confusion surrounding such emerging (autonomous) technologies 
and a lack of understanding of current capabilities and limitations, 
their development also raises legitimate ethical and governance 
questions that should be debated within the community.
For this inaugural RARPEC Forum, we have chosen *Autonomous Weapon 
Systems (AWS), Self Driving Cars (SDCs), and the Governance/Regulation 
concerns* surrounding these issues as broad topics for discussions.

AGENDA
Speaker Abstracts/Bios 
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INTENDED AUDIENCE
We anticipate this Forum to draw a wide variety of audiences from 
industry, academia, and government. In addition, social/political 
scientists, ethicists, standards development organizations, legal 
specialists, and insurance agencies will also find the topics to be of 
interest.

ABOUT RARPEC
Within RAS, the Committee is responsible for evaluating the ethical 
impacts of R&A robotics and automation and for making recommendations 
about issues in robotics and automation research, development of 
robotics and automation technology and its usage that appear to pose 
ethical questions for humanity. See 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ieee-2Dras.org_about-2Dras_governance_standing-2Dcommittees_robotics-2Dand-2Dautomation-2Dresearch-2Dand-2Dpractice-2Dethics-2Dcommittee&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=q6vSgr6JUvGv_ZNyB8MbtjCYM6GO1H1uMd-07Jx3OAE&s=aG8Vff9cdTOaPkSDVK7m8j02_Q2Ua8HOQe-N9hsNnGA&e= 
for more details.

-- 
Raj Madhavan, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO
Humanitarian Robotics Technologies, LLC, MD, USA

Chair, RAS-SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology)
Chair, Robotics and Automation Research and Practice Ethics Committee
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
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Co-Chair, IEEE TAB FDC Initiative 'Symbiotic Autonomous Systems'
Member, IEEE TAB Future Directions Committee (FDC)
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Co-Chair, Economics of Machine Automation and Humanitarian Issues
Excom Member, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

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