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 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 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 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.
Discussants and Moderators (Day 2)
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- Links to All the Papers for We Robot 2012
- Oren Gross on “When Machines Kill: Criminal Responsibility for International Crimes Committed by Lethal Autonomous Robots”
- Markus Wagner on “The Dehumanization of International Humanitarian Law: Independently Operating Weapon System and Modern Armed Conflict”
ABOUT WE ROBOT
Robotics seems increasingly likely to become a transformative technology. This conference will build 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 and to enable 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.
CONTACT WE ROBOT
Tel. +1 (305) 284-6276
Fax +1 (305) 284-6506
We Robot 2012
c/o A. Michael Froomkin, Program Chair
University of Miami School of Law
PO Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33124-8087
We Robot 2012
University of Miami School of Law, Rm G-382
1311 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146