Christophe Leroux, CEA LIST, France
Vincent C. Müller, Anatolia College/ACT
The workshop will be the opportunity to share information about ELS in robotics. The workshop is divided into two sessions presenting two different approaches on ELS issues. The first session is dedicated to the results of RockEU CA, the second is about building ethical and legal rules into robots.
• 1st session : RockEU results. This CA is finishing in July 2016. This session will present the results of the actions undertaken on ELS issues in robotics since the beginning of the CA. The session will gather people from different horizon: roboticists, socio economist, jurists. It will be a good opportunity to debate about ethical issues, jobs and robotics, and current regulations concerning robotics. It will be a chance to discuss about the next actions planned to overcome difficulties. It will consist of 3 presentations to stimulate a debate with the assistance. Remarks will be synthesized to improve the document that will be produced by the RockEUCA to possibly serve as references to the SPARC PPP.
• 2nd session : Building ethical and legal rules into robots. Robots move into closer interaction with humans in industry and into homes and become more autonomous. In this situation, we need robots that follow ethical rules and avoid harm to humans. Robots also have to follow legal rules and regulations, especially on safety. The session will present examples of these problems and work towards standards with which the regulatory demands to robotics can be met to support high acceptance of robotics and a secure investment environment. The session will consist of a series of very short talks with discussion. Each topic will be covered by one speaker from industry and one from academia.
Agenda of the workshop
1st session (3/4 hour)
16.15 –16.55 :
(a) Introduction by C Leroux, CEA;
(b) Robotics and employment, U. Zierahn, (ZEW);
(c) Mindmap & Roadmap on Ethical issues, A Winfield (UWE);
(d) Regulations and robotics, B Bottalico (Pavia)
16.55 – 17.00 : Round Table Discussion
2nd session (3/4 hour)
17.00 – 17.40 :
(a) Introduction and objectives;
(b) Workplace & safety (risks, regulations)+ short discussion;
(c) domestic safety + short discussion;
(d) Autonomous cars (risks, responsibility) + short discussion;
(e) Drones (esp. privacy) + short discussion
17.40 – 17.45 : Conclusions