We Robot: Conference on Legal and Policy Issues Relating to Robotics


Who Attends

Individuals on the front lines of robot theory, design, or development, come to join the conversations between the people designing, building, and deploying robots, and the people who design or influence the legal and social structures in which robots operate.

Conference History and Founding

Founded in 2012 by University of Miami School of Law's Professor A. Michael FroomkinWe Robot is the most exciting interdisciplinary conference on the legal and policy questions relating to robots. 

The increasing sophistication of robots and their widespread deployment everywhere—from the home, to hospitals, to public spaces, and even to the battlefield—disrupts existing legal regimes and requires new thinking on policy issues.

In this video, Professor Froomkin discusses this conference. (Also see Miami Law Magazine article from the 2013 conference, "Robots at War: As Humans Take a Back Seat in Combat, Who is to Blame When Machines Kill?") 

Past Conferences