[TLC Interview] On Technical Challenges in Machine Ethics: An Interview with Ronald C. Arkin

Abstract Machine ethics offers an alternative solution for artificial intelligence (AI) safety governance. In order to mitigate risks in human-robot interactions, robots will have to comply with humanity’s ethical and legal norms, once they’ve merged into our daily life with highly autonomous capability. In terms of technical challenges, there are still many open questions in […]

[TLC Interview] How to Regulate Robot Ethics? Interview with Prof. Joanna J. Bryson

Abstract:In April 2016, British Standards Institution (BSI) published the world’s first ethical standard for the design, produce, selling, and usage in social robots – “BS 8611: 2016Robots and robotic devices”. BS 8611 gives guidelines to identify ethical hazards and reduce associatedrisks into an acceptable level. Its role could be crucial for ensuring emerging human-robot relationships. […]

When robots become art – Interview with Mr. Yi-Wei Keng

Abstract: How can robotics help to enhance the development of modern arts? Japan’s famous playwright, stage director Oriza Hirata and leading roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro launched the “Robot Theatre Project” at Osaka University to explore the boundary between human-robot interactions through many robot theater. Their work includes Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”, Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”, and […]

“Cyber-Humans: Our Future with Machines” – An Interview with Prof. Woodrow Barfield

Interviewee: Prof. Dr. Woodrow Barfield, the author of Cyber-Humans: Our Future with Machines, Springer Press; former professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle   Interviewer: Dr. Yueh-Hsuan Weng, the Co-founder of Peking University’s ROBOLAW.ASIA Initiative and Fellow at Tech and Law Center  Date: March. 15. 2016 Q1. Can you tell […]

Jesse Kornblum

February, 2014 -Tech and Law Center interviews Jesse Kornblum, Security Engineer for Facebook. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, his research focuses on computer forensics and computer security.