‘We Robot’ Conference Returns to South Florida In 2014

The We Robot conference on legal and policy issues relating to robotics is coming back to sunny South Florida on April 4-5, 2014.

Founded in 2012 at the University of Miami by Professor A. Michael Froomkin, last year’s conference was hosted at Stanford Law School. The We Robot website describes the conference as follows: “Robotics is becoming a transformative technology. We Robot 2014 builds on existing scholarship exploring the role of robotics to examine how the increasing sophistication of robots and their widespread deployment everywhere from the home, to hospitals, to public spaces, and even to the battlefield disrupts existing legal regimes or requires rethinking of various policy issues.”

The conference is currently seeking “contributions by academics, practitioners, and developers in the form of scholarly papers or presentations of relevant projects.” The call for papers is open until November 4, 2013.

This forward-looking conference promises to be an informative and interesting event, and the BLR strongly encourages readers to attend.

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