QUT Robotronica Event – Robotics, Ethics and Law Enforcement

Crime and Justice Research Centre member Dr Monique Mann will be speaking on a panel at QUT’s Robotronica event this Sunday the 20th of August. The panel will consider the topic of Robotics, Ethics and Law Enforcement.

Robotic technologies are being used globally to do what humans find too difficult, tedious, dangerous, or beyond our capacity. But the use of robots to deliver law enforcement raises new concerns, and has given rise to intense ethical debates about when and how robots are deployed by police for this purpose.
Professor Matthew Rimmer (QUT) leads this discussion, in conversation with Dr Monique Mann (QUT), Associate Professor James Mullins (Deakin University) and Acting Superintendent Brad Wright (Queensland Police Services), to consider the implications of remote-controlled, fully autonomous and semi-autonomous robots as law enforcers, the types of considerations needed to ensure safe practices, and whether anxieties surrounding robotics in policing are grounded in truth or fiction.
Further information about the event and details on how to register can be found at this link: http://www.robotronica.qut.edu.au/whats-on/2017/robocop.php

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