Preliminary Program for We Robot 2019

Thank you to everyone who submitted papers for We Robot 2019! The Program Committee a very large number of interesting paper proposals, which lead to an acceptance rate of under 20%.

Below we list the accepted papers. A fuller program, including dates and times for panels and presentations, discussants, and including demos and information about the poster session will follow:

  • Taking Futures Seriously: Forecasting as Method in Robotics Law and Policy by Stephanie Ballard (University of Washington) & Ryan Calo (University of Washington)
  • Using The Robot Koseki – Using Japanese Family Law as a Model for Regulating Robots by Colin P. Jones (Doshisha Law School)
  • Reap What You Sow? Precision Agriculture and The Privacy of Farm Data by Karen Levy (Cornell University), Solon Barocas (Cornell University), & Alexandra Mateescu (Data & Society Research Institute)
  • Delivery Robots and the Influence of Warehouse Logic on Public Spaces by Mason Marks (Yale Law School & NYU Law School)
  • Why the Moral Machine is a monster by Abby Everett Jaques (MIT)
  • Emerging Legal and Policy Trends in Recent Robot Science Fiction by Robin R Murphy (Texas A&M University)
  • The Institutional Life of Algorithms: Lessons from California’s Money Bail Reform Act by Alicia Solow-Niederman (UCLA School of Law), Guy Van den Broeck (UCLA), & YooJung Choi (UCLA)
  • Administering Artificial Intelligence by Alicia Solow-Niederman (UCLA School of Law)
  • The Reasonable Coder by Petros Terzis (University of Winchester)
  • Toward a Comprehensive View of the Influence of Artifical Intelligence on International Affairs by Jesse Woo (Kyoto University)
  • Panel: Robot/Human Handoffs
    • The Human/Weapon Relationship in the Age of Autonomous Weapons and the Attribution of Criminal Responsibility for War Crimes by Marta Bo (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)
    • Through the Handoff Lens: Are Autonomous Vehicles No-Win for Driver-Passengers by Jake Goldenfein (Cornell Tech); Wendy Ju (Cornell Tech); Deirdre Mulligan (UC Berkeley School of Information); Helen Nissenbaum (Cornell Tech)
    • AI, professionals, and professional work: The practice of law with automated decision support technologies by Deirdre Mulligan (UC Berkeley School of Information) & Daniel N Kluttz (UC Berkeley School of Information)
  • Panel: AI & Authorship
    • Artificial Intelligence Patent Infringement by Tabrez Y Ebrahim (California Western School of Law)
    • That Thou Art Mindful: Emergent creativity and the unromantic author by Ian Kerr (University of Ottawa); Carys Craig (York University)
    • Jack of All Trades, Master of None: Is Copyright Protection Justified for Robotic Faux-riginality? by Sarit Mizrahi (University of Ottawa)
    • We Are Not the Same: Consequences of AI Identity Disclosure on User Expectations and Behavior by Anastasia Usova (NYU Stern); Hallie Cho (INSEAD)

Again, thank you to everyone who submitted paper proposals. We are looking forward to April and could not be more excited about these papers.

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