Category Archives: Robots

We Robot News 4/4/12

We Robot 2012 logoWe’ve now got the first batch of papers online:

More soon.

Today’s robopromo is Amir Rahmani on, “Micro Aerial Vehicles: Opportunity or Liability”. It begins:

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) pose a number of legal and regulatory issues when operating in national airspace. As a result, Congress tasked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with safely integrating UASs into our national airspace by 2014. However, Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs), which are small to medium-sized UASs, present additional concerns because they do not qualify for the 2014 FAA integration.

I think this sounds bad for the taco copter?

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We Robot News 4/3/12

We Robot 2012 logoThe big news today is that the papers have started coming in, and as they are received I’m linking to them not only from the relevant robopromos but also from the We Robot Program page. I hope to have them all Real Soon Now.

Today’s robopromo: Sinziana Gutiu on “Sex Robots and Roboticization of Consent”. And yes, there’s a paper linked to from there.

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We Robot News 4/2/12

We Robot 2012 logoI hear we’re down to about a dozen spaces left for the general public, plus a few more for the U. Miami registrants.

Today’s robopromo: Kristen Thomasen on “Liar Liar Pants on Fire! Examining the Constitutionality of Enhanced Robo-Interrogation”.

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We Robot News 3/28/12

We have landed a major We Robot sponsor and are in talks with others. If you haven any interest in being a sponsor, or know of a potential sponsor, please get in touch.

Latest robopromo: François Xavier Albouy & Olivier Lecomte on “We Robot: Setting up the Legal and Social Framework for the ‘Robocalisation’”.

Only 17 places left as of this morning….

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We Robot News 3/27/12

We’ve updated the attendance count on the registration page, and as of this morning there were only 19 places left for the general public, plus a few seats reserved for the press, and for the UM community.

New robopromo today: Suneil M. Thomas on “Liquid Robots”.

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We Robot News (3/26/12)

New presentation teaser online today: Lisa A. Shay, Gregory Conti, Woodrow Hartzog, John Nelson, & Dominic Larkin on “Confronting Automated Law Enforcement”.

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We Robot News 3/23/12

We Robot 2012 logoOur third speaker promo is online: Patrick Hubbard on “Regulation of Liability for Risks of Physical Injury From ‘Sophisticated Robots’”.

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