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Board of Directors

Aimee van Wynsberghe – President

Noel Sharkey – Treasurer

Shannon Vallor – Secretary


Remuneration policy: Board members are not provided with remuneration for their services. Board members are reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred while performing functions of the foundation (such as travel and lodging).

Policy Plan

Please note that this is an abbreviated version of the Foundation for Responsible Robotic’s policy plan.

  1. Introduction
    1. This policy plan discusses how the Foundation for Responsible Robotics (FRR) aims to achieve its goal of responsible robotics.
  2. Mission, Vision and Strategy
    1. The FRR’s goal is the international promotion of the responsible design, development, and use of robotics as well as advocating for political change in the area. We aim to foster communication between the public, policymakers, academics, developers, and industry leaders regarding the human purposes implicit in the design of robots to ensure transparency and open discussion. The FRR is a not-for-profit organization.
    2. To achieve its goal, the FRR will:
      1. Engage with policymakers at national and international levels to advocate for the creation of policies that consider the potential societal risks of forthcoming robotics applications.
      2. Create multidisciplinary groups to foster discussion regarding responsible design and research methods, implementation strategies, and policy guidelines.
      3. Organize and host events for the purpose of raising awareness and education.
      4. Engaging with the general public through events, publications, and our online presence.
  3. Policy and Fund Management
    1. In pursuance of its goals, the FRR will execute the following activities:
      1. Organize workshops
      2. Publish consultation documents
      3. Publish policy briefs
      4. Continuing media outreach
    2. Fund acquisition, management, structure and policies
      1. The FRR acquires funds for the benefit of its goals by way of workshop and membership fees, partnership agreements, grant acquisition, and donations
      2. The FRR does not hold more capital than is reasonably necessary for the continuity of its planned work.
      3. Expenses made in the operation of the FRR must be in line with the FRR’s goal, and reimbursement requests must be signed off by a minimum of one board member when presented with proof of payment.
      4. No legal entity has decisive control within the institution and thus no entity can possess the assets of the institution as its own funds.

Report of Activities – 2017

In 2017 the FRR executed the following activities:

  • Workshop with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative on humanitarian drones
  • Workshop with the Brocher Foundation on responsible robotics design for healthcare
  • Workshop with 4TU Center for Ethics and Technology on the ethics and policy of robots in healthcare
  • Published a consultation document, “Our Sexual Future with Robots”
  • IDEA League Summer School hosted by TU Delft on responsible robotics and AI
  • Workshop with the 4TU Center for Ethics and Technology on new technologies in safety and security contexts