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We Robot 2019 – Call For Papers, Demonstrations & Posters

We invite submissions for the 8th annual robotics law and policy conference—We Robot 2019—to be held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, USA, on April 11-13, 2019. Previously, the conference has been held at University of Miami, University of Washington, Stanford, and Yale. The conference web site is at and that page will provide links to the submission portal when it opens.

We Robot 2019 seeks contributions by American and international academics, practitioners, and others, in the form of scholarly papers, technological demonstrations, or posters. We Robot fosters 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 particularly encourage papers that reflect interdisciplinary collaborations between developers of robotics, AI, and related technology and experts in the humanities, social science, and law and policy.

This conference will build on a growing body of scholarship exploring how the increasing sophistication and autonomous decision-making capabilities of robots and their widespread deployment everywhere from the home, to hospitals, to public spaces, to the battlefield disrupts existing legal regimes or requires rethinking policy issues.

We invite proposals for each of the following:

  • Scholarly papers
  • Demonstrations
  • Poster sessions


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We Robot Registration is Open

We Robot 2019 registration opens today! We encourage you to register early, as we will close registration when the conference is full.

Until Jan. 11, 2019, the early bird fee for general registration for the main conference (April 12 & 13) is only $99. From Jan 11, 2019, general registration will rise to $149. We also have special rates for full-time academics ($99), full time students ($35) and U.Miami faculty ($35).

The We Robot Workshop on April 11 is an additional $45. We have exciting plans for the Workshop this year – subscribe to this blog so you don’t miss the details (see right column of this page for RSS and email subscription options).

A limited number of fee waivers for the main conference and/or the workshop are available for full time faculty and students; we also offer substantial discounts to attendees from economically developing countries. Email us at to apply for a waiver or discount.

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We Robot 2019 Key Dates

Summary of Key Dates

  • August 14, 2018. Early Bird Registration begins. See for further information.
  • Sept 4, 2018. Submission portal opens. See for further information.
  • Nov 5, 2018. Call for papers and demos closes.  All proposals submitted by this date will be treated equally.
  • Dec. 17, 2018. We aim to have responses to paper and demo proposals by this date. Watch further information.
  • Jan 14, 2019. Portal opens for submission of poster proposals.
  • Jan 14 2019. Early bird registration closes.
  • March 8, 2019. Call for posters closes, but acceptances may be offered on a rolling basis (i.e. it may be beneficial to submit earlier).
  • March 14, 2019. Full papers due. They will be posted online here at the conference web site unless otherwise agreed.
  • April 5, 2019. Advance registration closes.
  • April 11, 2019.  We Robot Workshops, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA.
  • April 12-13, 2019. We Robot Conference, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA.  (Note – poster session on April 12.)
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