FRR News & Media Appearances

Noel Sharkey Comments on the Rise of ‘Digisexual’ Culture

Noel Sharkey Comments on the Rise of ‘Digisexual’ Culture

Prof Noel Sharkey, emeritus professor of AI and Robotics at the University of Sheffield and founder of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, said: “Moving into the future we will see some people using sex robots but the numbers may still be small. “At present use...

Robin Murphy on Drones for Disaster Relief

Robin Murphy on Drones for Disaster Relief

From the International Business Times: IoT, Drones And AI: How Technology Can Help In Disaster Situations Another technology that helps in disaster situations is drone technology. According to Dr. Robin Murphy, IEEE fellow and professor of computer science and...

Peter Asaro in the CBC

Peter Asaro in the CBC

Making smart machines ethical: Montreal forum seeks to lead conversation on responsible AI in the CBC (Canada). "It's hard to say who is responsible. As a casual user you have no idea how these things are built," said Peter Asaro, an assistant professor at The New...

Robot Ethics 2.0 Is Out!

Robot Ethics 2.0 Is Out!

Edited by executive board member Patrick Lin has been released by Oxford University Press. The full title is: Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence. Get it here.

FRR in Newsweek

FRR in Newsweek

PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH ROBOTS AND ROBOTIC COMPANIES WANT TO HELP Would people have sex with a robot? What kind of relationship can we have with a robot? Will robot sex workers and bordellos be acceptable? Could robots help with sexual healing and therapy? Would...

Noel Sharkey Quoted in the Telegraph

Noel Sharkey Quoted in the Telegraph

AI implants will allow us to control our homes with our thoughts within 20 years, government report claims ...In separate evidence to the committee, Noel Sharkey, Emeritus Professor of AI and Robotics, University of Sheffield, who is now director at the Foundation for...

Missy Cummings Looks to Deter Unwanted Drones

Missy Cummings Looks to Deter Unwanted Drones

Deterring drones from ballparks and botanical gardens from phys.org. ...with a new $750,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation in hand, Duke Engineering professor Mary "Missy" Cummings is looking to develop passive, inexpensive solutions for...

CNN: Kate Darling on Blade Runner

CNN: Kate Darling on Blade Runner

Why 'Blade Runner' is more relevant today than it was 35 years ago So while the technological morality explored in the orignal "Blade Runner" may have been slightly ahead of its time, Darling believes that theme is now right on time. "Is it right to create something...

Aimee Quoted in BBC News

Aimee Quoted in BBC News

100 Women: Who's going to lose out from automation? "You get them [girls] interested in the power of technology. It's inspiring," says Aimee van Wynsberghe...

FRR Sex Robot Report Featured in the Guardian

FRR Sex Robot Report Featured in the Guardian

Sex robots promise 'revolutionary' service but also risks, says study The authors behind the Foundation for Responsible Robotics’ (FRR) report, published on Wednesday, believe they could herald a “revolution” in sex, helping people who would otherwise find it hard to...

FRR Report: Our Sexual Future with Robots

FRR Report: Our Sexual Future with Robots

We are pleased to announce that after a well attended press conference at the Science Media Centre in London, the FRR today released our first consultation report titled "Our Sexual Future with Robots". The sex robot report discusses seven questions about the possible...