This was Robophilosophy 2018


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.

It was truly an honor to organize this conference with my team and our co-organizers.
I would like to thank all sponsors, (co-)organizers, and the conference staff for their dedicated support. Also, I 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 my website, and 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.


Keynote talk at AISB2015

Keynote at 4th International Symposium on New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction, AISB 2015, Canterbury, 21 April 2015


Article about artificial intelligence in WIRED


Sure, Artificial Intelligence May End Our World, But That Is Not the Main Problem