This was Robophilosophy 2018

The international, transdisciplinary research conference Robophilosophy 2018 drew more than 200 participants to Vienna between February 14-17.

From February 14-17, Vienna hosted the international, transdisciplinary research conference Robophilosophy 2018 as a part of the biennial Robophilosophy Conference Series.

More than 200 participants gathered at the Campus of the University of Vienna to share and discuss their views on social robotics, policies regarding robotics and automation, machine ethics, and several topics more.

Our team would like to thank all sponsors, (co-)organizers, and the conference staff for their dedicated support. Also, we want to thank our participants and speakers for joining us in Vienna on this special occasion.

Another thank you goes out to the press representatives, who have spread the word on this important topic to the public. Details on media coverage will soon be available under Media Coverage Robophilosophy 2018 on Mark Coeckelbergh's website and on the official conference website.

More photos will soon be available on the official conference website.

Robophilosophy 2018
Februray 14-17, Campus der Universität Wien, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Vienna

Main Organizers of Robophilosophy 2018:
Mark Coeckelbergh, Janina Loh, and Michael Funk
Chair of Media and Technology, University of Vienna

Organizers of the Robophilosophy Conference Series and Co-Organizers RP2018:
Johanna Seibt, and Marco Nørskov, Research Unit for Robophilosophy, Aarhus University see also Research Network TRANSOR 

Funding was provided by the Carlsberg Foundation, the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Faculty of Philosophy and Education, University of Vienna, the Danish Council for Independent Research, and the Vienna Convention Bureau.

Keynote Speakers
Oliver Bendel
Joanna Bryson
Raja Chatila
Juha Heikkilä
Hiroshi Ishiguro
Catelijne Muller
Simon Penny
Guy Standing
Robert Trappl

More information on the program, individual sessions and workshops can be found on the official website.

Our whole team thanks all participants, supporters and speakers!
Sabine Köszegi and Mark Coeckelbergh during the official welcome at the Town Hall
Mark Coeckelbergh and Hiroshi Ishiguro photo credit: Michael Funk