Emily Collins, PhD
Working Groups Coordinator
Gina Smith, PhD
An award-winning journalist and the New York Times bestselling author of The Genomics Age (Amacom, 2005) and Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak’s biography, iWOZ: How I Invented the Personal Computer (WW Norton, 2006/2014), Gina leads FRR’s independent robotics news site, RobotRepublic. A former on-air correspondent for ABC News’ World News Tonight and Nightline, she served on the launch teams of Wired, CNET, BYTE.com and E3. In 2001, Upside Magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in technology. In 2004, she joined the board of University of Southern California’s engineering school.
Scott is currently a PhD Researcher in ethics of technology at the technical university of Delft, the Netherlands (TU Delft). He graduated with a Bachelors in Computer Science (Cum Laude) at California State University, Chico and with a Masters in Ethics and Technology (Cum Laude) at the University of Twente. His current research analyzes the ethics and efficacy of bulk meta-data collection in the context of counter-terrorism.
Social MediaDuuk is a masters student of Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society. With a bachelor of science in Creative Technology his interests lie in the ethics of responsible design and engineering. He also has quite some experience with the organisational aspects of events and associations.
Newsletter TeamSavvas received his Master’s Degree (with successful completion of the Honors Program) in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society at the University of Twente. In his master’s thesis he argues that sexual education should take into account the normative and evaluative work of philosophy and ethics of technology, and the empirical data that describe who individuals interpret the role of technology in their sexual lives, in order to address the basic dilemmas that strive from the role of technology in the transformation of sexuality. His current interests are Robot Ethics, Ethics of Technology and Computer-Mediated Communication.
Eduard Fosch Villaronga, PhD
Eduard Fosch Villaronga is currently a researcher at the University of Twente. He is working under the project “Exploring RegTech-modes in responsible development and use of robotics”, which aims at exploring dynamic pathways to achieve responsible development and use of robotics. Eduard is finishing the Erasmus Mundus Joint International Doctoral (Ph.D.) Degree in Law, Science and Technology (LAST-JD) from the University of Bologna. His thesis provides guidelines for the design, development and implementation of personal care robots to roboticists and lawmakers. Apart from the mobility plan of his program, he also visited Tufts University, MA, US, to work with robotic therapies for non-neurotypical children and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) to work with exoskeletons. His research interests include smart regulations, robotics, education and human-human interactions. Eduard has a legal background holding a LL.B. from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, a double LL.M in European Law from the University of Toulouse and a MA in IT Law from Autonomous University of Madrid.
Tory is a rising third-year undergraduate at Northeastern University studying International Affairs and Political Science. Originally from Buffalo, NY, she moved to Boston for Northeastern’s co-op program and numerous international opportunities. A member of the women’s rowing team, Tory has abundant experience in training and coaching, alongside an interest in researching cybersecurity issues within today’s world.