Conference Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2018 have been published!

IOS Press has announced the publishing of the Robophilosophy 2018 conference proceedings.

The volume, edited by Mark Coeckelbergh, Janina Loh, Michael Funk, Johanna Seibt, and Marco Nørskov, includes contributions to the conference, which took place earlier this year in Vienna.


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The University of Vienna invites applications for ten fully funded four-year PhD positions as part...

The international, transdisciplinary research conference Robophilosophy 2018 drew more than 200...

Chapter on Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Human-Autonomous Systems Cooperation in Military...

Mark Coeckelbergh contributed a chapter to Bart Custers' new volume "The Future of Drone Use -...

Janina Loh contributed a chapter on the issue of robot ethics to the book "Zur Zukunft der...

"As machines take over more tasks previously done by humans, artistic creation is also considered as...

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Interview with Mark Coeckelbergh: Close encounters with robots

Picture taken by Nana Thurner.

In preparation of his inaugural lecture on May 10, Mark Coeckelbergh has been interviewed by Hanna Möller for the University's uni:view magazine. Find the article here.

Mark Coeckelbergh's inaugural lecture will take place on the Faculty's dies facultatis, May 10. 

Venue: Großer Festsaal der Universität Wien

Time: 5 pm

Article in DerStandard on our technological future

Picture: Universität Wien

In the context of this term's Semesterfrage "Wie leben wir in der digitalen Zukunft?" Mark Coeckelbergh was asked to publish an article in the Austrian newspaper DerStandard. The article can be found here.

Moreover, he was interviewed by Theresa Dirtl on this question.

Michael Funk: "Drones @ combat"

Michael Funk, jointly with Bernhard Irrgang and Silvio Leuteritz, contributed a chapter - "Drones @ Combat – Enhanced Information Warfare and Combat Drone Responsibility" - to Filippo Santoni de Sio's and Ezio Di Nucci's (Eds.) volume Drones and Responsibility. Legal, Philosophical and Socio-Technical Perspectives on Remotely Controlled Weapons. It was published 2016 at Ashgate Publishing.

Discussion at the Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Ethics

In July 2016, Michał Piekarski discussed David Gunkel's and Mark Coeckelbergh's essay Facing Animals: A relational, Other-Oriented Approach to Moral Standing (October 2014). Both were published in the Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Ethics. D. Gunkel and M. Coeckelbergh had the chance to write a response to Michał Piekarski's paper. It is available open access here.

Swiss Portal for Philosophy: M. Coeckelbergh, J. Sombetzki and M. Funk

Mark Coeckelbergh, Janina Sombetzki and Michael Funk were invited to write blog entries for the "Zukunft und Philosophie" blog by the Swiss Portal for Philosophy: