Conference WHAT SOCIAL ROBOTS CAN AND SHOULD DO

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE

WHAT SOCIAL ROBOTS CAN AND SHOULD DO

Robophilosophy2016/ TRANSOR 2016

http://www.robo-philosophy.org (Full program posted now)

October 17-21, 2016

Aarhus University, Denmark

Social robotics is a disruptive technology with potentially unprecedented socio-economic and socio-cultural potential,   We have entered the “robotic moment” (Turkle 2011) of  human cultural history–given the rapid development in social robotics, we are now in that pivotal period of time during which we need to react to concrete visions, by the robotics research industry, of placing artificial ‘social’ agents ubiquitously into the public and private spaces of human social interactions.

This conference is motivated by the premise that the challenge of social robotics currently can only be met by a joint research effort across a wide scope of disciplines.  If we change ‘the human condition’,  the Humanities must involve themselves in HRI (Human Robot Interaction Studies) so that empirical, normative, and value-theoretic aspects can be investigated together.

PLENARIES:

Christopher Bartneck, Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HITLabNZ), University of Canterbury, NZ

–     Selmer Bringsjord, Director of Rensselaer AI & Reasoning (RAIR) Lab, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US

–     Mark Coeckelbergh, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, AT

–     David Gunkel, Department of Communication, Northern Illinois University, US

–     Wendy Ju, Director for Interaction Design Research, Stanford University, US

–     Benjamin Kuipers, Director of Intelligent Robots Lab, University of Michigan, US

–     Domenico Parisi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR, IT

–     Simon Penny, Department of Art, University of California at Irvine, USA

–     Kathleen Richardson, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, GB

–     Jennifer Robertson, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, US

–     Amanda Sharkey, The Department of Computer Science, The University of Sheffield, UK

–     Noel Sharkey, The Department of Computer Science, The University of Sheffield, UK

–     John Sullins, Department of Philosophy, Sonoma State University, US

WORKSHOPS:

     Human Robot Joint Action, Coordinator: Aurélie Clodic, John Michael

–        Phronesis for Machine Ethics? Can robots perform ethical judgements?, Coordinator: Charles Ess

–        Responsible Robotics, Coordinator: Aimee Wynsberghe

–        Artificial Empathy.  Coordinator: Luisa Damiano

–        Children Robot Interaction. Coordinator: Center for Children’s Speculative Design

–        Robots in the Wild. Coordinator: Cathrine Hasse, Maja Højer Bruun

SESSIONS:

     Methodological Issues

–        Ethical Tasks and Implications

–        Perceptions of Social Robots

–        Social Norms and Robot Sociality

–        Education, Art, and Innovation

–        Artificial Meaning and Rationality

–        Realizing Value-Oriented Design

–        Emotions in Human Robot Interactions

For more information see                 www.robo-philosophy.org

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