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Hearing on the ban of Autonomous Weapon Systems at the Belgian Parliament

On the coming Dec 6th I will join the Commission for National Defense of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives to give an expert opinion on a motion for the ban on the research, development and use of fully Autonomous Weapon Systems.

Posted in accountability gap, autonomous weapon systems (AWS), Ethics of autonomous systems, ethics of technology, international law, killer robots, responsibility gap, responsible innovation, robot ethics, Value-sensitive design

The “Evaluation Schema” for the ethical use of robots in security is available

I have been collaborating for almost two years with a pool of experts coordinated by Markus Christen from the University of Zurich; we have written a White Paper including an “Evaluation Schema” for the assessment of the ethical risks of robot

Posted in accountability gap, armed drones, autonomous weapon systems (AWS), drone warfare, drones, Ethics, ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Ethics of autonomous systems, ethics of technology, international law, killer robots, military robots, policing robots, rescue robots, responsibility gap, responsible innovation, robot ethics

The Project Meaningful Human Control over Automated Driving Systems has started!

On October 11th 2017 we had an internal kickoff meeting of our NWO-MVI project Meaningful Human Control over Automated Driving Systems! All the members of the research team were present, including the three new postdocs: Giulio Mecacci (philosophy), Daniel Heikoop (behavioural

Posted in accountability gap, Ethics of autonomous systems, responsible innovation, robot ethics, Self-driving cars, Value-sensitive design

White paper on the Ethics of Self-driving Cars for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment

In the context of the knowledge agenda automated driving, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment Rijkswaterstaat commissioned me to write a white paper on ethical issues in automated driving to provide a basis for discussion and some recommendations on how

Posted in accountability gap, Ethics, Ethics of autonomous systems, ethics of technology, responsibility gap, responsible innovation, robot ethics, Robotics, Self-driving cars, Technology, trolley problem, Value-sensitive design Tagged with:

Web lecture on the ethics of care robots

Here is a web lecture (12 min) on the ethics of care robots that I recorded for the TU Delft MOOC (online course) Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology. The lecture is based on my co-authored paper When Should We

Posted in care robots, Ethics, medical ethics, responsible innovation, robot ethics, Robotics, Technology, Value-sensitive design, web lecture

Technological Doping?

“Technological doping? Responsible Innovation in Sport Engineering” is the title of the talk that I will give in Amsterdam, on April 8th, at the Science and Engineering Conference on Sports Innovations (SECSI). Whereas more and more cases of biomedical doping

Posted in doping, Ethics, ethics of enhancement, responsible innovation, SECSI conference 2016, sport engineering, technological doping, Technology