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Kate Darling

Dr. Kate Darling is a Research Specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab and a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Yale Information Society Project. She survived law school and holds a Doctorate of Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). Her primarily interest is in how technology intersects with society. Kate’s scholarly work has covered economic issues in intellectual property systems and she has served as an IP expert and advisor for multiple academic and private institutions. More recently, her work has focussed on the near-term effects of robotic technology, with a particular interest in social and ethical issues. She writes, holds workshops, and lectures on some of the more interesting developments in the world of human-robot interaction, and where we might find ourselves in the coming decades.

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"Extending Legal Protection to Social Robots"  (Dec 30, 2015)

"Children Beating Up Robot Inspires New Escape Maneuver System"  (Dec 17, 2015)

"Extending Legal Protection to Social Robots"  (Jun 27, 2014)

Recent Multimedia
Harming and Protecting Robots   2014-07-09

Robot Torture   2014-06-12

Near-term Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues in Robotics (1hr 10min)   2014-06-02

MIT Robot Ethicist, Kate Darling, joins IEET as Affiliate Scholar (Jun 13, 2014)

Past Appearances
Darling @ The Conference (Malmö, Sweden - Aug 18, 2015)

Wallach, Hughes, Vita-More, Smart, Lin, Darling @ Governance of Emerging Technologies (Scottsdale, AZ USA - May 26, 2015)

Hughes, Wallach, Darling @ Societal Implications of Robotics Symposium (SIRoS) (Brown University, Providence, RI USA - May 01, 2015)