[CfP] ICRA 2020 Workshop: How will Autonomous Robots and Systems Influence Society?



IEEE ICRA 2020におきまして,6月4日にパリで,技術・倫理・法・社会などの観点から自律ロボット・システムを議論するワークショップを開催いたします.


Call for Papers:

We would like invite you to submit your work at the IEEE/RSJ ICRA 2020 Full day Workshop
“How will Autonomous Robots and Systems Influence Society? Debate from technological, philosophical, ethical, legal, and social implications perspectives”

Date: June 4th, 2020
Place: Room 326/327M in Palais de Congres, Paris, France
Web page:

=== Important Dates ===
Submission Deadline: April 3rd, 2020
Acceptance Notification: April 24th, 2020
Workshop: June 4th, 2020

=== Submissions ===
Manuscripts of up to 4 pages (IEEE ICRA format) should be submitted via Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit:
Submitted contributions can describe work in progress, preliminary results, novel concepts, or applications in industry.
WS allocated five slots for oral presentations of the accepted contributed papers.

=== Overview ===
In recent years, AI and robotics technologies have been empowering artificial systems and robots with a certain kind of “autonomy." It’s time to reconsider the meaning of “autonomy” in artificial systems from not only technological aspect, but from more broader perspectives such as moral, ethical, legal and social ones. In this workshop, speakers will show their thoughts and ideas on the issues from diverse perspectives: technological (robotics, AI, neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science and so on), philosophical, ethical, legal, and social implications aspects. The aim of this workshop is to share the idea to solve the potential issues of the current and future autonomous robots and systems. Further, we aim to design AI and autonomous systems with human capabilities (such as abstract thinking and adaptability) and beliefs (such as trust and acceptability) in mind.

=== Topics ===
We welcome contributions on a wide range research areas, including (but not limited to):
- design theory of autonomous systems/robots;
- applications of autonomous systems/robots in society;
- law for autonomous systems/robots;
- ethics of technology and autonomous systems/robots;
- social implications of autonomous systems/robots;
- psychology in interactions with autonomous systems/robots.

=== Confirmed Speakers ===
Peter-Paul Verbeek (Delft University of Technology / Radboud University)
Filippo Santoni de Sio (Delft University of Technology)
Fran?ois Goulette (MINES ParisTech)
Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira (Universidade de Lisboa)

=== Organizers ===
Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
Raja Chatila (Sorbonne Universit?)
Tatsuhiko Inatani (Kyoto University)
Phillip Morgan (Cardiff University)

=== Contact us ===