Links to the full text of papers are available from this program, or in a handy zip file.
Remember that a key part of what makes We Robot special is that paper authors do not present their papers. We publish the papers online a month in advance and ask attendees to read them. The typical We Robot presentation starts with a quick summary and analysis by an expert discussant, followed by a very short response by the author(s). Then the main part begins: audience questions and comments. We Robot attendees are every bit as much a part of the event as the people on stage, and the interdisciplinary, and international, conversation is the heart of the action.
[4/8/19] Please note a program change: Friday and Saturday’s panels have exchanged slots. “Robot/Human Handoffs” is now on Friday; “AI & Authorship” is now on Saturday.
Workshop Schedule, April 11
|Workshop Schedule, April 11|
|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 & Kristen Thomasen; Woodrow Hartzog moderating
|11:30-12:30||Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Basic Economic Concepts for the Latest Developments in Robotics & AI
Beth Bechky & Rob Seamans (NYU Stern)
|1:30-2:30||Don’t Look at Me Like That: The Latest Developments in Social Science/Philosophy for Robotics & AI
Madeleine Elish, Kate Darling & Ari Waldman
|2:30-3:30||We’re Not Gonna Take I.T.: Advocacy in Robotics and AI
Jay Stanley (ACLU), Kevin Bankston, Katherine Pratt & Lucas Hernández
|4:00-5:00||Get Ready for the Robot Olympics: Japan’s “Robotics 2020” Policy Initiative
Fumio Shimpo, Hideyuki Matsumi & Takayuki Kato; Woodrow Hartzog moderating
|5:00-6:30||Robots and Academics: The Nerdiest Trivia of All Time (plus light appetizers)
Howard Chizeck, Woodrow Hartzog & Kristen Thomasen
Conference Schedule, April 12-13