We Robot 2019 Preliminary Workshop Schedule

We Robot starts with a day of optional Workshops on April 11. Because We Robot is so interdisciplinary, we’ve found it helpful to offer attendees introductions to basic concepts in a variety of fields so that we can all have a common vocabulary.   The workshop day is optional: you can register for it when reserve your place at We Robot 2019 (April 12-13).

Preliminary Schedule (subject to change):

9:00-10:00 This is not Magic: Basic Technical Concepts for the Latest Developments in Robotics & AI Bill Smart
Cindy Grimm
10:00-11:00 Alexa, What’s a Tort? It Sounds Delicious: Basic Legal Concepts for the Latest Developments in Robotics & AI Ryan Calo
(Woodrow Hartzog moderating)
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better: Basic Economic Concepts for the Latest Developments in Robotics & AI Rob Seamans (NYU Stern)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Don’t Look at Me Like That: The Latest Developments in Social Science/Philosophy for Robotics & AI Madeleine Elish
Ari Waldman
2:30-3:30 We’re Not Gonna Take I.T.: Advocacy in Robotics and AI Jay Stanley (ACLU)
Kathrine Pratt
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 Get Ready for the Robot Olympics: Japan’s “Robotics 2020” Policy Initiative Fumio Shimpo, Hideyuki Matsumi, Takayuki Kato (Woody Hartzog moderating)
5:00-6:30 Robots and Academics: The Nerdiest Trivia of All Time (plus light appetizers) Rebecca Crootof
Howard Chizeck
Woody Hartzog

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