FRR in the Media

FRR Drones Report Featured in PBS Article

But a report released by the Foundation for Responsible Robotics in June, called “Drones in the Service of Society,” offers a closer look at the potential of drone use in humanitarian aid efforts. “When we have natural disasters, starving people in conflict, or...

BBC: Noel Sharkey Discusses the Future of Exoskeleton Technologies

Prof Noel Sharkey, co-founder for the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, is worried by the idea of technology that allows humans to work longer hours."You could have exoskeletons on building sites that would help people not get so physically tired, but working...

The Week Discusses FRR Drone Research

Professor Noel Sharkey, co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and Emeritus Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sheffield, said: “I have long campaigned against the excessive use of drones in armed conflict and...

FRR Drones Report Cited in the Telegraph

From delivering life-saving drugs to mapping sites for refugee camps, drones have massive potential for global health. A new report from the Foundation for Responsible Robotics says that, despite their reputation for invading privacy and endangering aircraft, drones...

FRR Sex Robot Research Supported by New NHS Findings

Noel Sharkey, a professor emeritus of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield in England co-founder of an organization called the Foundation for Responsible Robotics published a report last year on the sexual future of humans and robots....

Politico: Noel Sharkey on Robot ‘Personhood’

Noel Sharkey, emeritus professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield, who also signed on, added that by seeking legal personhood for robots, manufacturers were merely trying to absolve themselves of responsibility for the actions of...

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Article by Shannon Vallor in the Atlantic

Lessons From Isaac Asimov's Multivac in the Atlantic. Technology’s threat to democracy is not, at its root, that of poorly designed systems (though certainly design improvements can be made). The real threat is when technical progress is relied upon as a substitute...

New Book by Exec Board Member Daniel Suarez

Change Agent, a new book by executive board member Daniel Suarez has been published. By it here. Description from the publisher New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez delivers an exhilarating sci-fi thriller exploring a potential future where CRISPR genetic...