Program

We Robot 2016 Program

Last updated: March 29, 2016

All events April 1-2 at University of Miami Newman Alumni Center except Birds of a Feather Sessions. Workshops March 31 will be held at the University of Miami School of Law. You can register just for the main event or the conference and the workshops.

Full text of papers will be available by clicking paper titles on this page approximately 3 weeks before the conference. Look for the highlighted links below.

Thursday, March 31

Workshops

All workshops will run consecutively and are located in the University of Miami School of Law.

9:00am Check-in & breakfast

9:15am Welcome

9:30am Juris Machina: Legal Aspects of Robotics
Organizer: Woody Hartzog, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University

11:00am Break

11:15am Electronic Love, Trust, & Abuse: Social Aspects of Robotics
Organizer: Kate Darling, Research Specialist at MIT Media Lab. Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Affiliate at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

12:45pm Lunch

2:00pm “The Robot Revolution has been Rescheduled (until we can debug the sensors)”: Technical Aspects of Robotics
Organizer: William D. Smart, Robotics Program, Oregon State University

3:30pm Break

3:45pm Funding the Future: Financial Aspects of Robotics
Organizer: Dan Siciliano, Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School

5:15pm Wrap up


Friday, April 1st

8:00am

Check-in and Breakfast

8:30am

Introductions

Welcome Remarks: Patricia White, University of Miami School of Law
Introductory Remarks and Introduction of Sponsors: A. Michael Froomkin, University of Miami School of Law, Program Chair

8:45am

Moral Crumple Zones: Cautionary Tales in Human Robot Interaction (UPDATED: final draft)
Madeleine Elish, The Intelligence & Autonomy Initiative, Data & Society
Discussant: Rebecca Crootof, The Information Society Project, Yale Law School

10:00am Break

10:15am

SmartPrivacy in Human-Robot Interaction: Survey and Future Work
Matthew Rueben, Robotics Program, Oregon State University
William D. Smart, Robotics Program, Oregon State University
Discussant: Ashkan Soltani, Independent Researcher

11:30am Break

11:45am

How to Engage the Public on the Ethics and Governance of Lethal Autonomous Weapons
Jason Millar, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
AJung Moon, Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Discussant: Peter Asaro, School of Media Studies, The New School for Public Engagement, Stanford Law School, International Committee for Robot Arms Control

12:30pm Lunch

  • Book Launch: Robot Law (Ryan Calo, A. Michael Froomkin & Ian Kerr, eds.) (Edward Elgar, 2016)
  • Stupid Robot Tricks & Book Raffle

1:30pm

Demonstration: Legal and Ethical Implications for Robots in our Life
Olivier Guilhem, Aldebaran, SoftBank Robotics

2:45pm Break

3:00pm

Hot Topic: Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles, Predictability, and Law
Harry Surden, University of Colorado Law School
Mary-Anne Williams, Disruptive Innovation, University of Technology Sydney
Connect Cars – Recent Legal Developments
Françoise Gilbert, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Palo Alto, California
Raffaele Zallone, IT Law, the Bocconi University, ITC Committee, the European Lawyers Association
Discussant: Dan Siciliano, Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School

4:30pm

Robots in American Law
Ryan Calo, University of Washington School of Law
Discussant: A. Michael Froomkin, University of Miami School of Law

5:30pm

Poster Session & Reception

Poster Presentations

Legal Personhood for Robots: Parallels, Lessons, and Suggestions
Migle Laukyte, UC3M Conex – Marie Curie Fellow at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain).

Robots vs. Monkeys: Intellectual Property Rights of Non-Human Creators
Charles M. Roslof, Legal Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation
Tiffany Li, Privacy Fellow, Wikimedia Foundation

The Ethical Characteristics of Autonomous Robots

Fahad Alaieri, Electronic Business Program, University of Ottawa (Canada) & Management Information Systems, Qassim University (Saudi Arabia)

Honours Course on Robot law at the Universities of Amsterdam
Robert Van den Hoven van Gendern, VU University of Amsterdam & Center for Law and Internet and Intellectual Property(CLI) of Transnational Studies (TLS), VU University of Amsterdam

Regulatory Framework for a Cloud-based Architecture that Supports a LEGO® Play-based Robot-mediated Therapy for Children with ASD
Eduard Fosch Villaronga, Università di Bologna
Jordi Albo-Canals, La Salle BCN – Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain / Tufts University

Should We Re-interpret the Confrontation Clause or Revise the Rules of Evidence to Provide a Different Type of Right to “Confront” Machine Witnesses?”
Brian Sites, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Software Intelligence (SI) Dependent Legal Personhood & SI-Human Amalgamation (SIHA)– an Evolutionary Step for Patent Law
Joanna Bac, Aberdeen University

Creating Learning Spaces for the Digital Age: The Philosophy and Governance of Emerging Technologies Course at Notre Dame de Namur University
William Barry, Notre Dame de Namur University
Maria Rachelle, Notre Dame de Namur University

Human Interactions with Robots: Law, Policy, Ethics after Ashcroft v. FSC (US 2002)
Vickie Sutton, Texas Tech University School of Law

Patentability Of Dualistic Inventions
Charles Walter, University of Houston College of Engineering & College of Law

7:00pm Birds of a Feather Sessions@ Local restaurants


Saturday, April 2nd

8:00am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30am

Privacy and Healthcare Robots – An ANT Analysis
Aurelia Tamo, The Chair for Information and Communication Law and Visiting Researcher, The Institute for Pervasive Computing, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Christoph Lutz, Department of Communication and Culture, BI Norwegian Business School
Discussant: Matt Beane, MIT Sloan School of Management

9:45am Break

10:00am

Institutional Options for Robot Governance
Dr. Aaron Mannes, Apex Data Analytics Engine, HSARPA Department of Homeland Security
Discussant: Harry Surden, University of Colorado Law School

11:15am Break

11:30am

Will #BlackLivesMatter to RoboCop? (Updated 3/28)
Peter Asaro, School of Media Studies, The New School for Public Engagement, Stanford Law School, International Committee for Robot Arms Control
Discussant: Mary Anne Franks, University of Miami School of Law

12:15pm

Special Event: Autonomous Technologies and their Societal Impact
Raj Madhavan, Future Directions Committee, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers;
Founder & CEO, HumRobTech, LLC & Distinguished Visiting Professor of Robotics, Amrita
University, India.

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm

Demonstration: Openrov And Openrov Trident: Democratizing Exploration, Conservation, And Marine Science Through Low-Cost Open-Source Underwater Robots
Andrew Thaler, OpenROV & Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Joey Maier, Polk State College

3:00pm Break

3:15pm

Siriously? Free Speech Rights for Artificial Intelligence
Helen Norton, University of Colorado School of Law
Toni Massaro, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Discussant: Margot E. Kaminski, Ohio State University

4:15pm Break

4:30pm

What do We Really Know About Robots and the Law?
William D. Smart, Robotics Program, Oregon State University
Discussant: Ian Kerr, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, and Department of Philosophy.

5:15pm

Final Remarks: A. Michael Froomkin, University of Miami School of Law

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