General Assembly 2019

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Roboethics: Humans, Machines and Health is the title of the Workshop occurred on 25-26 February 2019 during the Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life (25-27 February).

The Assembly and the Workshop were in Vatican City, Aula Nuova del Sinodo (New Hall of the Synod).

Here the program of the Workshop  Here the abstracts book

More about February 25th

More about February 26th

More about February 27th

 

Full texts of the Reports

First Session: State-of-the-art and different approaches to robotics research and development

Roberto Cingolani: ROBOTS AND INTELLIGENT/AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS: TECHNOLOGY, SOCIAL IMPACT AND OPEN ISSUES  

Hiroshi Ishiguro: Studies on Interactive Robots  

Aude Billard: Robots – ready to work with and for humans?   

Second Session: Robotics and interpretation of the world

Luciano Floridi sent a text for reading 

Emmanuel Agius: New Challenges and Opportunities for Catholic Theological Reflection                                           

Peter J. Opio: Robotics and the tansformation of economic dymanics

Marita Carballo: Robotics and socio-political issues 

Kizito Kiyimba: The Human Underbelly of the Robotics Industry 

Third Session: Robotics and Health: what are the ethical implications?

Chris Gastmans: The ethics of care robots in aged care: An overview of ethical 

argumentations and concepts Barbara Bass: Computational surgery: new perspectives and implications

Kojiro Honda: Use of Robots in Healthcare: the Japanese Experience and the Relevance of Culture