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We Robot 2015 will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. See you there!

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Who Is Coming to We Robot 2014

We Robot has great speakers, but it also has great attendees. Attendees have access to authors’ papers two weeks in advance, as they are posted on line. During the program we leave plenty of time for audience participation. Additionally, we have Birds of a Feather sessions on Friday night that allow everyone to talk more informally.

We’ve just posted a partial list of who is coming to We Robot (we only posted names where registrants consented). If you would like to join in, now is the time to register for We Robot 2014.

We’ll update the attendee list from time to time between now and the conference.

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We Robot 2014 Accepted Papers

We’re excited to announce the list of accepted papers for We Robot 2014. A full program with discussants and panel moderators will be ready soon.

We had a record number of high-quality submissions, and were able to accept fewer than 25% of those submitted; we’re looking forward to an excellent conference.

Regulating The Loop
Meg Leta Ambrose, Georgetown University

The Canny Valley: Law, Ethics, and the Design of Robots Increasingly Able to Mimic and Invite Affection
Kenneth Anderson, Washington College of Law, American University, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, The Brookings Institution

Robots, Micro-Airspaces, and the Future of “Public Space”
Peter Asaro, New School for Public Engagement, Stanford Law School, International Committee for Robot Arms Control

When Robot Eyes Are Watching You: The Law & Policy of Automated Communications Surveillance
Kevin Bankston, New America Foundation
Amie Stepanovich, Electronic Privacy Information Center

Robots as Labor Creating Devices: Robotic Technologies and the Expansion of the Second Shift
Ann Bartow, Pace Law School

Risk, Product Liability Trends, Triggers, and Insurance in Commercial Aerial Robots
David K. Breyer, Digital Risk Resources
Donna A. Dulo, U.S. Department of Defense
Gale A. Townsley, Severson & Werson PC
Stephen S. Wu, Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP

Robotics and the New Cyberlaw
Ryan Calo, University of Washington School of Law

Medical Robotics Demo
Howard Jay Chizeck, University of Washington

A Legal Framework for the Safe and Resilient Operation of Autonomous Aerial Robots
Cameron R. Cloar, Nixon Peabody LLP
Donna A. Dulo, U.S. Department of Defense

Self-Defense Against Robots
A. Michael Froomkin, University of Miami School of Law
Zak Colangelo, University of Miami School of Law

Consumer Cloud Robotics and the Fair Information Practice Principles: The Policy Risks and Opportunities Ahead
Kris Hauser, Indiana University
Andrew A. Proia, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research
Drew T. Simshaw, Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information

Chief Justice John Roberts is a Robot
Ian Kerr, University of Ottawa
Carissima Mathen, University of Ottawa

Rethinking Models of Responsibility for Semi-Autonomous Robots
Jason Millar, Queen’s University

Professional Ethics for HRI Research, Development, and Marketing
Laurel D. Riek, University of Notre Dame
Don Howard, University of Notre Dame

Demo: Automated Algorithmic Software Trading Robots: Sousveillance, and Continuous Cloud Sync Video SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Audit Trails 
Avi Rushinek, University of Miami School of Business
Sara Rushinek University of Miami School of Business

Robots in School: Disability and the Promise (or Specter?) of Radical Educational Equality
Aaron Jay Saiger, Fordham University School of Law

Prison of Our Own Making: An Expanded View of Automated Law Enforcement
Col. Lisa A. Shay, United States Military Academy
Woodrow Hartzog, Samford University
Col. John C. Nelson, United States Military Academy
Col. Gregory Conti, United States Military Academy

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Save the Dates: April 4th & 5th, 2014

We Robot 2014 will be held at the University of Miami on April 4th and 5th, 2014.

Additional Information on We Robot 2014, including a Call for Papers will be coming soon.

Past conferences:

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