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Implicit Robotics Conference Highlights

by Rebecca Bennitt Apr 17, 2018
Implicit Robotics Conference Highlights

Robotics Public Events

IMPLICIT ROBOTICS CONFERENCE

MARCH 15-17, 2018

hosted by the Rock Ethics Insitute 


 


THURSDAY - MARCH 15

2018 Harold K. Schilling Memorial Lecture on Science, Religion and Contemporary Society

"Lethal Autonomous Robots and the Plight of the Noncombatant"

Ronald C. Arkin - Regents' Professor, Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory, Georgia Tech


What is the role of lethal autonomous robotic systems and warfare? Can we develop systems appropriately to have the ability to significantly reduce civilian casualties in the battlespace? Arkin presented ways to approach the issues of restraining lethal autonomous systems from illegal or immoral actions in the context of both International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law, whether through technology or legislation.

Airing on C-NET (Channel 98) at the following times:

WednesdayMarch 28th at 9:00 am

ThursdayMarch 29th at 8:00 pm

SaturdayMarch 31st at 5:00 pm

SundayApril 1st at 3:00 pm

TuesdayApril 3rd at 8:00 pm

Watch on C-NET: http://cnet1.org/


Rock the News Podcast -Episode 2 - "Robots and Ethics"

listen on iTunes | Subscribe at www.rockthenewspodcast.com/

this episode's ethical experts:

Ron Arkin - Regents' Professor, Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory, Georgia Tech

Eduardo Mendieta -  Associate Director, Rock Ethics Institute, Professor of Philosophy, Penn State

Alan Wagner - Rock Research Associate, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, Penn State


FRIDAY - MARCH 16

DEVELOPING IMPLICITLY ETHICAL AND NORM COMPETENT ROBOTS - WORKSHOP 

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. -  The Nittany Lion Inn  - State College, PA 


SATURDAY- MARCH 17

PUBLIC PANEL DISCUSSION - CONSIDERING THE IMPLICATIONS OF CREATING ETHICAL ROBOTS

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - 111 Chambers

 

Eduardo Mendieta, Penn State

S. Shyam Sundar, Penn State

Yochanan Bigman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

moderated by: Alan Wagner, Penn State