We Robot 2014 Papers Proposals Deadline is Nov. 4

Remember, the official deadline for paper proposals for We Robot 2014 is tomorrow – Nov. 4, 2013.

We’ll count anything in by midnight US east coast time as having made it in by deadline.

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We Robot 2014 — April 4-5 2014 in Coral Gables

Visit the We Robot 2014 web page for more information.

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2013 We Robot Confrence at Stanford

Stanford Law School hosted the 2013 We Robot Conference.

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We Robot Videos Available

Full videos of We Robot 2012 are now available in the 2012 Video Archive. We intend to have podcast-ready audio-only versions soon.

Podcast-ready MP3s are also available in the same archive.

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We Robot 2012 Videos Will Be Online Soon

Videos of We Robot 2012 should be ready and uploaded in about a week. Check back for further information.

Meanwhile, here are some mini-videos shot by the UM Law staff during the conference.

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Important Links

Shortcuts to important We Robot 2012 conference information:

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We Robot 2012 to Offer Live Streaming Video

We will be offering two free live video streams on Saturday and Sunday.

Feed One will be the We Robot 2012 standard conference video streaming feed for web browsers.

Feed Two will be the We Robot 2012 conference video streaming feed optimized for mobile devices such as iPod, iPad, iPhones and the like.

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Vice Dean Patrick O. Gudridge

Patrick O. Gudridge

Patrick O. Gudridge is Vice Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law.  Professor Gudridge received an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.  He served as a law clerk to Justice Mathew O. Tobriner of the California Supreme Court.  In 1977, he joined the University of Miami School of Law faculty and served as Associate Dean at the Law School from 1990 to 1994.  His teaching interests are diverse, including courses in federal jurisdiction, U.S. and Florida constitutional law, jurisprudence, business associations, torts, and agency.

Vice Dean Gudridge will deliver the Welcome Address on Saturday, April 21 at the 8:30am at We Robot 2012 at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Discussants and Moderators (Day 2)

We’ve selected a slightly unusual way to organize the presentation of scholarly papers at the We Robot 2012 conference. For the single-paper presentations, rather than have paper authors present their own papers, we’ve chosen a group of distinguished discussants and asked them to do the presentation, and then to also offer an appreciation and critique of it. The author(s) will then reply to the discussant’s presentation before opening the floor to comments and questions. Moderators of panel discussions will organize the conversations on the panels they are leading.

Peter Asaro

Peter Asaro will be the Discussant for Josh Storrs Hall’s paper
 Machine Agency: a Philosophical and Technological Roadmap on Sunday, April 22nd at the 8:30am at We Robot 2012
at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.  Peter Asaro is Assistant Professor in the School of Media
Studies at The New School in New York, New York, and founding member
and co-director of the International Committee for Robot Arms
Control.  He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy, a Masters in Computer
Science, and a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign.

A. Michael Froomkin

A. Michael Froomkin will be the Discussant for Jason Millar & Ian Kerr’s paper Delegation, Relinquishment and Responsibility: The Prospect of Expert Robotson Sunday, April 22nd at the 11:30am at We Robot 2012 at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.  Professor Froomkin, the Laurie Silvers & Mitchel Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law, is the Chair of the We Robot 2012 Program Committee.  Professor Froomkin received his J.D. from Yale Law School and a M.Phil in History of International Relations from Cambridge University in England, which he obtained while on a Mellon Fellowship.  He is the founding editor of the online law review Jotwell, “The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)”.  Prior to teaching, Professor Froomkin practiced international arbitration law in the London office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.  His writing and research interest include Internet governance, electronic democracy, and privacy.

Bernard H. Oxman

Bernard H. Oxman will be the Moderator for the Panel Presentation on Military Robotics on Sunday, April 22nd at the 3:15pm at We Robot 2012 at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.  Professor Oxman is the Richard A. Hausler Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.  He has a J.D. from Columbia Law School in New York, N.Y.  Professor Oxman is Co-Editor in Chief of the American Journal of International Law.  In 2003, he served as judge ad hoc of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.  Professor Oxman has recently been named judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice in a maritime delimitation case between Romania and Ukraine.  He is the only American Lawyer to ever be appointed to serve as judge ad hoc before both of these international tribunals.  Prior to teaching at the University of Miami School of Law, Professor Oxman was Assistant Legal Advisor for Oceans, Environment, and Scientific Affairs of the U.S. Department of States.

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Discussants and Moderators (Day 1)

We’ve selected a slightly unusual way to organize the presentation of scholarly papers at the We Robot 2012 conference. For the single-paper presentations, rather than have paper authors present their own papers, we’ve chosen a group of distinguished discussants and asked them to do the presentation, and then to also offer an appreciation and critique of it.  The author(s) will then reply to the discussant’s presentation before opening the floor to comments and questions. Moderators of panel discussions will organize the conversations on the panels they are leading.

Annemarie Bridy

Annemarie Bridy will be the Discussant for Neil Richards & William Smart’s paper How Should the Law Think About Robots? on Saturday, April 21 at the 8:45am at We Robot 2012 at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.  Professor Bridy is an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho College of Law.  Professor Bridy received her J.D. from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where she was a member of the Temple Law Review.  She also holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine.  She served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable William H. Yohn, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  Her work focuses on Internet and intellectual property law, with specific attention to the impact of disruptive technologies on existing frameworks for the protection of intellectual property and the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Mary Anne Franks

Mary Anne Franks will be the Discussant for Lisa Shay, Gregory Conti, Woodrow Hartzog, John Nelson, and Dominic Larkin’s paper Confronting Automated Law Enforcement on Saturday, April 21 at the 11:45am at We Robot 2012 at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.  Professor Franks is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law.  Professor Franks received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she also taught courses in social theory and philosophy.  She holds a doctorate and Masters in Modern Languages and Literature from Oxford University in England, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship.  Prior to coming to Miami, Professor Franks was a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Samir Chopra will be the Discussant for F. Patrick Hubbard’s paper Regulation of Liability For Risks of Physical Injury From “Sophisticated Robots” on Saturday, April 21 at the 2:00pm at We Robot 2012 at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.  Professor Chopra is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn.  He has a Masters in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center in New York.  Professor Chopra recently authored “A Legal Theory for Autonomous Artificial Agents”, University of Michigan Press, 2011.

Ryan Calo

Ryan Calo will moderate the panel presentation “Social Issues in Robotics” on Saturday, April 21 at the 3:30pm at We Robot 2012 at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.  Mr. Calo is Director of Privacy and Robotics for The Center for Internet and Society, a public interest technology law and policy program at Stanford Law School.  Mr. Calo received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Guy Cole Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Mr. Calo will join the law faculty at the University of Washington this summer.

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