We Robot 2014 presentations feature Discussants and Moderators who are in integral part of the conference. Discussants are the lead speakers in their session and are responsible for presenting the main themes of the paper and offering their views. Moderators are the ringmasters of their panels.Elizabeth Grossman is the We Robot 2014 Discussant for Meg Leta Ambrose’s paper Regulating the Loop: Ironies of Automation Law on Friday, April 4th at 8:45 AM at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Dr. Grossman is a Technology Policy Strategist within the Technology Policy Group at Microsoft Corporation. This group helps identify disruptive and emerging technologies, assesses their implications for Microsoft, and drives focused policy engagements with governments and global institutions. The group’s areas of focus are broad and include applications and implications of intelligent and autonomous systems. Prior to Microsoft, Elizabeth was at Lewis-Burke Associates, the Research Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, and the National Academy of Sciences. Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Mathematics from Swarthmore College and a Masters and Ph.D. in Computational Physics from the University of Chicago. Peter Asaro is the We Robot 2014 Discussant for Jason Millar’s paper Proxy Prudence – Rethinking Models of Responsibility for Semi-autonomous Robots on Friday, April 4th at 10:15AM at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Asaro is Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Programs for the School of Media Studies at the New School for Public Engagement in New York City. He is the co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, and has written on lethal robotics from the perspective of just war theory and human rights. Dr. Asaro’s research also examines agency and autonomy, liability and punishment, and privacy and surveillance as it applies to consumer robots, industrial automation, smart buildings, and autonomous vehicles. Jodi Forlizzi is the We Robot 2014 Discussant for Ann Bartow’s paper Robots as Labor Creating Devices: Robotic Technologies and the Expansion of the Second Shift on Friday, April 4th at 11:45 AM at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Forlizzi is an interaction designer and researcher with an Associate Professor position in Design and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her research ranges from understanding the limits of human attention to understanding how products and services evoke social behavior, and she designs and researches systems ranging from peripheral displays to social and assistive robots and interfaces to control them. Kate Darling is Moderator for the We Robot 2014 presentation Panel on Robots and Social Justice on Friday, April 4th at 2:00 PM at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Darling is a Research Specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab and a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Yale Information Society Project. After surviving law school, she went on to complete a science doctorate at the ETH Zurich. Her work has covered innovation policy in copyright and patent systems and increasingly focuses on the intersection of law and robotics, with a particular interest in social and ethical issues.
We’re pleased to announce that Google has joined We Robot as a Sensor-level sponsor.
The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties. More information about the center is available at the Yale ISP website.
We are pleased to announce Microsoft has agreed to support We Robot 2014 as a Processor level sponsor.
Microsoft was a supporter of We Robot 2013, and we are very grateful to have them on board again. In addition to making products ranging from Windows and Microsoft Office to the Xbox game console and Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio, Microsoft is involved in many facets of robot-related research and development.
The University of Miami Ethics Programs have agreed to support We Robot 2014 as a Processor level sponsor. Established in 1991, the University of Miami Ethics Programs foster and support a range of efforts dedicated to education, research and community service in ethics and the professions. This university-wide inter- and multi-disciplinary program has emphasized work in bioethics, business and professional ethics, research and scientific ethics. From undergraduate UM academic societies to the federal government, the Ethics Programs have enjoyed a variety of collaborations on and contributions to special projects.
Hollywood Media Corp is continuing its support of We Robot 2014 this year as an Actuator level sponsor. Hollywood Media Corp. consists of various businesses focusing on online ticket sales, deriving revenue from Broadway, Off-Broadway and London’s West End ticket sales to individuals and groups, as well as advertising and book development license fees and royalties. We are very appreciative and grateful for their continued support.
The We Robot Conference relies on financial support to fund its conference each year. Your firm or organization can play a significant role in making We Robot possible — and will receive strategic recognition for its important contributions.
There are four Sponsorship levels for We Robot 2014: Positronic Brain ($25,000); Actuators ($15,000); Processors ($5,000); and Sensors ($1,000).
If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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About We Robot 2014
Robotics is becoming a transformative technology. We Robot 2014 builds on existing scholarship exploring the role of robotics to examine how the increasing sophistication of robots and their widespread deployment everywhere from the home, to hospitals, to public spaces, and even to the battlefield disrupts existing legal regimes or requires rethinking of various policy issues.
If you are on the front lines of robot theory, design, or development, we hope to see you. Come join the conversations between the people designing, building, and deploying robots, and the people who design or influence the legal and social structures in which robots will operate.
We Robot 2014 will be in Coral Gables, Fl, hosted by the University of Miami School of Law.
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