Roboticist, CNR & Scuola di Robotica
He is Director of Research at Italian National Research Council and Responsible for the Operational Unit of Genoa of CNR-IEIIT. In 2000 he founded the association “School of Robotics” to promote this new science among young people and the society at large by means of educational robotics. In 2002 he coined the word, and proposed the concept of Roboethics. For his merits in the field of science and society, in 2009 he was awarded the title of Commander of the Order to the Merit of the Italian Republic.
Former World Chess Champion
Garry Kasparov is a Russian pro-democracy leader, global human-rights activist, business speaker and author, and former world chess champion.
Ethicist, University of Virginia
Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the Science, Technology, and Society Program in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia. Best known for her work on computer ethics and engineering ethics, Johnson’s research examines the ethical, social, and policy implications of technology and engineering, especially information technology. She is the author/editor of nine books.
Jeroen van den Hoven
Professor, Delft University
Full professor of Ethics and Technology at Delft University of Technology, he is editor in chief of Ethics and Information Technology. He was the first scientific director of 3TU.Ethics (2007-2013). He won the World Technology Award for Ethics in 2009 and the IFIP prize for ICT and Society also in 2009 for his work in Ethics and ICT.
Associate Professor, Sheffield
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at Sheffield University. Her current research interests include the ethics of robot care, human-robot interaction, and swarm robotics. Amanda has over 90 publications.
Author of the New York Times bestseller Daemon, Freedom™, Kill Decision, and Influx. A former systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, he has designed and developed mission-critical software for the defense, finance, and entertainment industries.
Philosopher, The New School
Philosopher of science, technology and media. His work examines artificial intelligence and robotics as a form of digital media, and the ways in which technology mediates social relations and shapes our experience of the world.
Roboticist, Carnegie Mellon
Professor of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His research explores human-robot interaction with the aim of creating rich, effective and satisfying interactions between humans and robots. His research has focused specifically on human-robot collaboration, wherein the robotic and human agents in the system share the same unifying goal or utility function.
Professor of Anthropology of Science and Technology in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, in the United Kingdom. Author of Plans and Situated Actions: The Problem of Human-machine Communication (1987, Cambridge University Press) and numerous academic publications. Recipient of the ACM Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Lifetime Research Award for 2010, ‘in recognition of the major impact her work has had on the field of human-computer interaction (HCI).’
Scholar, Yale University
Consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. He is also a senior advisor toThe Hastings Center, a fellow at the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law (Arizona State University), and a fellow at the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technology.
Legal Scholar, University of Washington
Ryan Calo is an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Law and an assistant professor (by courtesy) at the Information School. He is a faculty co-director (with Batya Friedman and Tadayoshi Kohno) of the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, a unique, interdisciplinary research unit that spans the School of Law, Information School, and Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Professor at Duke University and director of Duke’s Humans and Autonomy Laboratory. She was one of the United States Navy’s first female fighter pilots. Her research interests include human interaction with autonomous vehicle systems, humans and automation, decision support, human-computer interaction, and the ethical and social impact of technology. She has published papers on the role of human operators in system control loops.
Dr. Kate Darling is a leading expert in Robot Ethics. She’s a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Kate explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction.
Full Professor of Human Media Interaction at the University of Twente and Science Director of the DesignLab at the University of Twente. Her research focuses on Human Interaction with Autonomous Agents such as robots or machine learning systems and cultural aspects of Human Computer Interaction.
Computer Scientist, Texas A&M
Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M and director the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue and the Center for Emergency Informatics. She has participated in deploying small ground, aerial, and marines robots to 20 disasters including the 9/11 World Trade Center, Hurricane Katerina, and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.
Roboticist, Scuola di Robotica
Founded, in collaboration with roboticist Gianmarco Veruggio, the School of Robotics of which, since 2008, she is President. In 2004, she contributed to the birth of Roboethics. In 2008 she was awarded the BlackBerry Technovisionary Award for her activity promoting the project “Roberta, Girls Discover Robots”.
Author, Journalist (Le Monde)
Author of La Déconnexion des élites: Comment internet dérange l’ordre établi (Disconnecting the elites: How Internet disturbs the established order) and journalist at Le Monde. She focuses on emerging phenomena in society. Graduate of ESSEC and also a chemical engineer.
Philosopher, Sonoma State
Dr. Sullins, (Ph.D., Binghamton University (SUNY), 2002) a professor at Sonoma State University, specializing in: philosophy of science and technology, philosophical issues of artificial intelligence/robotics, cognitive science, engineering ethics, and computer ethics.
A professor in the philosophy department at Aarhus, Johanna has a Chair in “Transdisciplinary Process Studies for Integrated Social Robotics.” She is head of the interdisciplinary research group PENSOR (Philosophical Enquiries in Social Robotics) and the research network TRANSOR(Transdisciplinary Studies of Social Robotics). She introduced the concept of robophilosophy (“philosophy of, for, and by social robotics”) in order to signal that the program of social robotics addresses not only ethics, but all areas of philosophy.
Science & technology studies scholar, philosopher, media theorist as well as professor for media sociology at the University of Paderborn.
Professor of AI, Hertfordshire
Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the School of Computer Science at University of Hertfordshire, where she is a coordinator of the Adaptive Systems Research Group. Main areas of my research are Human-Robot Interaction, Social Robotics, and Socially Intelligent Agents and Artificial Life.
Graduated from the School of Social Sciences, Waseda University, Japan, where she developed research activities in robot ethics. Co-founder of HiBot Robotics, Japan, and currently company COO.
CEO Hanson Robotics
David Hanson is the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics — a company that aims to create humanlike robots with a full range of human facial expressions. He is a former Walt Disney Imagineer and has been called a “genius” by PC Magazine and Wired. He has received awards from NASA, the NSF, and Cooper Hewitt Design.
Ian Kerr is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. He has published writings in academic books and journals on ethical and legal aspects of digital copyright, automated electronic commerce, artificial intelligence, cybercrime, nanotechnology, internet regulation, ISP and intermediary liability, online defamation, pre-natal injuries and unwanted pregnancies.
Philosopher, Stuttgart Media University
Rafael Capurro has been a pioneer in the connection of information and ethics. In 1999 he founded the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE), one of the first virtual organizations at the time, as well as the first to discuss the roll of ethics in data. He continues to explore the philosophical side of technology as the chair of the ICIE, and has gone on to form other communities with similar focuses. His research also extends into the areas of hermeneutics and messaging theory.
Professor, Tufts University
Matthias Scheutz is a professor of Cognitive and Computer Science and the director of the Human Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts University in the Boston area. His research focuses on artificial intelligence, cognitive science, philosophy, robotics, and human-robot interaction. His article “The Need for Moral Competency in Autonomous Agent Architectures” calls for the development of autonomous agents such as social robots with basic moral competence in order to make them fit for human societies and to avoid causing humans harm.
Legal Scholar, Leibniz University
A legal scholar at Leibniz University, Hanover. Her research interests include Criminal Law, Criminal Law and modern technologies, medical law, white collar crime, comparative criminal law and legal philosophy. She is a member of the advisory board of the research institute “RobotRecht” (RobotLaw) at the University of Wuerzburg. She is one of the few legal scholars working in the area of Robotics and Law