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Monday, March 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Drones: Policy, Privacy & Public Safety

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While the use of drones on the battlefield is shrouded with public controversy, unmanned systems have changed the face of modern day warfare. Robots offer incredible functionality versatility and flexibility that can dramatically reduce civilian and soldier casualties. However, we are only beginning to examine the social and ethical implications of remote precision targeting, long-range functionality, and the impacts of distancing or removing the human element from hand-to-hand combat. When the kill is as distant as a video game screen, how does it impact our perceptions of the value of human life? As we work to ensure public safety through counterterrorism, what are the appropriate boundaries for the use of drones on the home front? This panel will look at the both the positive and negative impact of drone technology on what it means to be a soldier, civilian, citizen and victim. Part of the IEEE Technology for Humanity Series.

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Helen Greiner

CEOCyPhy WorksHelen Greiner is CEO of CyPhy Works, Inc, a company developing flying robots! In 1990, she co-founded iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) and served as President until 2004 and Chairman until October 2008. iRobot Corporation is the global leader in mobile robots having... Read More →
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Robin Murphy

Dir, CRASAR, Raytheon Professor of Computer Science & EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityRobin R. Murphy is a Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M and Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue and its Roboticists Without Borders program. She had pioneered the... Read More →
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Noel Sharkey

Professor of AI & RoboticsUniversity of SheffieldNoel Sharkey BA PhD DSc FIET FBCS CITP FRIN FRSA Emeritus Professor of AI and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield.

Monday March 10, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Sheraton Austin, Creekside

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