Robots and Civil Liberties

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With thousands of robots in use by the military and law enforcement, and predictions of millions of personal and service robots within the next few years, it may be time for CFP to weigh in on the intersection of robots and civil liberties. After all, robots are just computers with actuators. This panel addresses the intersection of robotics with privacy and other civil liberties.


  • Gary Wolf: Journalist, Wired Magazine. Moderator.
  • Paul Saffo: Columnist,
  • Patrick Lin: Professor of Philosophy, Cal Poly State University.
  • Brad Templeton: Board Member, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
  • M. Ryan Calo: Senior Research Fellow, Stanford Center for Internet and Society.