The University of Miami School of Law seeks submissions for “We Robot” an inaugural conference on legal and policy issues relating to robotics to be held in Coral Gables, Florida on Apr. 21 & 22, 2012. The school invites contributions by academics, practitioners, and industry in the form of scholarly papers or presentations of relevant projects. Proposals should be sent to robots[at]law.miami.edu by Jan. 12, 2012 consisting of : an up to three-page synopsis of the paper or presentation, and the author’s c.v.
Robotics seems increasingly likely to become a transformative technology. This conference will build 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.