IDEA League Summer School – Responsible Robotics and AI

August 27-31 2017, TU Delft (Delft, the Netherlands)

IDEA League participantsFRR co-founder Aimee van Wynsberghe directed an IDEA League summer school program on responsible robotics and AI. It was designed as an intensive course on the basics of robot ethics to introduce students to the importance of the field and its applications. The program was hosted at TU Delft and welcomed 19 students from 9 countries. On the final day of the program, students in groups presented on the subject “What does responsible robotics mean to you,” introducing ideas for a home healthcare robot, a standardization program for robotics companies, autonomous public transport, and more.

Students’ presentations were scored on five categories: innovation, creativity, explicitly incorporating material from the program, addressing an explicit concept of responsible robotics, and handling of the Q&A session. The winning group presented “Ploy before you deploy: Towards standardization in responsible robotics” (Emanuele Agnoli, Politecnico di Milano; Sanchit Alekh, RWTH Aachen; Miguel Zamora, Politecnico di Milano).

Aimee van WynsbergheAssistant Professor of Ethics and Technology, TU Delft

Johanna SeibtProfessor of Philosophy, Aarhus University

Denise Soesilo, Advisor on UAVs

Tina Comes, Delft Technology Fellow and Professor, University of Agder, Norway

Noel SharkeyEmeritus Professor of AI and Robotics, University of Sheffield

Kristen Thomasen, Assistant Professor of Law, Robotics and Society, University of Windsor, Canada

Barry FitzgeraldPostdoc in the Intensified Reaction and Separations Systems groups, TU Delft


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