We Robot 2020 welcomes diverse contributions from academics, practitioners, and other thinkers. We Robot fosters inclusive conversations between people conceptualizing, designing, building, and deploying robots, and those designing or influencing our sociotechnical reality. We strongly encourage submissions from both emerging and established researchers and people from non-traditional backgrounds. We emphasize that We Robot seeks submissions from a wide range of disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary authorship and collaborations between developers of robotics, AI, and related technologies, and researchers in the humanities, social sciences, ethics, and law and policy.
We Robot builds on a growing body of scholarship exploring how the increasing sophistication and autonomous decision-making capabilities of robots—and their widespread deployment everywhere from the home, to hospitals, to public spaces, to the battlefield—disrupts existing legal regimes and social institutions, or requires rethinking policy and governance issues.
We invite proposals for the following: papers; posters; and technical demonstrations or art installations.
The conference website is at http://techlaw.uottawa.ca/werobot. The submission portal will be available starting August 1, 2019 on EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wr2020