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Program Schedule


ROBO-PHILOSOPHY 2014   Conference schedule (version June 24)






Building 1441, Auditorium 1

9:15-10:30   Plenary 3

Peter Kahn

Building 1441, Auditorium 1

9:15-10:30  Plenary 5

Kerstin Dautenhahn

Building 1441, Auditorium 1

9:15-10:30  Plenary 7

Mark Coeckelbergh


10:30-10:45 coffee

10:30-10:45  coffee

10:30-10:45  coffee


Building 1441, Auditorium 1

10:45-12:00 Plenary 4

Wendell Wallach

Building 1441, Auditorium 1

10:45-12:00 Plenary 6

David Gunkel

Building 1441, Auditorium 1

10:45-12:15 Keynote 2

Illah Nourbakhsh

Building 1441, Auditorium 1

13:00-13:15 Welcome

12:00-13:15 Lunch

12:00-13:15 Lunch

12:15-13:15 Lunch

Building 1441, Auditorium 1

13:15-14:30 Plenary 1

John Sullins

Building 1441, Aud. 2, 3, Room 110, Room 210

13:15-13:55 Sessions

Building 1441, Aud. 2, 3, Room 110, Room 210

13:15-13:55 Sessions


14:30-14:50  coffee

14:00-14:40  Sessions

14:00-14:40  Sessions


Building 1441, Aud. 2, 3, Room 110, Room 210

14:50-15:30 Sessions

14:40-15:10 coffee

15:00-15:20 coffee


15:35-16:15 Sessions

15:10-15:50  Sessions

15:10-15:50  Sessions


16:20-17:00 Sessions

16:00-16:40  Sessions

16:00-16:40  Sessions



17:00-18:00 Reception

16:50-17:20 Discussion

Building 1413, 'Vandrehallen'

16:40-17:45 Reception


Building 1441, Aud. 1

18:00-19:15 Plenary 2

Luciano Floridi


Building 1412, Aula

17:45-19:15 Keynote  1

Hiroshi Ishiguro



19:00-21:30 Conference Dinner at AROS, Penthouse Restaurant
















Parallel Sessions

Wednesday, August 20


Ontology of simulation

Bldg. 1441, Aud. 3

Issus of Applied Ethics

Bldg. 1441, Rm 110

Architecture and Capacities

Bldg. 1441, Aud. 2

Sociality, Normativity, Agency

Bldg. 1441, Rm 210


Mark Bickhard

Robot Sociality: Genuine or simulated?

Dalla Libera, Kasaki, Yoshikawa, Koyama, Trust and Artifacts

Aurélie Clodic, Rachid Alami, Raja Chatila, Key elements of joint human-robot action

Raul Hakli,

Social Robots and Social Interaction


Alex Levine

Sociality Without Prior Individuality

Martin Bentzen, Brains on Wheels—ethical and technical aspects of bio-robotics

Felix Lindner, Carola Eschenbach, Affordances and Affordance space

Hironori Matsuzaki, Robots, Humans, and the Borders of the Social World


Johanna Seibt

Varieties of the ‘As-If’

Raffaele Rodogno, Social robots and sentimentality

Ioan Muntean, Don Howard, Artificial moral agency

Anne Gerdes,

Issues of responsibility




Plenary 2: Luciano Floridi

Thursday, August 21


Embodied and Social Cognition

Bldg. 1441,Aud. 3


Bldg. 1441, Rm 110

Ethics and Moral Agency

Bldg. 1441, Rm 210

Cultural and Political Issues

Bldg. 1441, Aud. 2


Tom Ziemke

Robots Are Not Embodied!

Gunhild Borggreen

Robots cannot lie

Bertram Malle, Moral competence in robots?

Glenda Shaw, Gendered by Design


Maria Brincker

The Dynamics of Social Affordances

(Panel Session with reports)

Communication-theoretic Issues in Social Robotics

Charles Ess

Eleanor Sandry

Niklas Toivakainen, Social robots as mirror of (failed) communion


John McKnight, Dombots—an Ethical and Technical Challenge




Jedediah Allen

Social Meta-Learning


Satomy Sugiyama, Nello Barile

Michaela Pfadenhauer, Christoph Dukat

Daniel Hromada, Ilaria Gaudiello, Moral induction

Matthew Gladden

The Social Robot as the ‘Charismatic Leader’


Victor Fernández Castro,

Shaping Robotic Minds

Migle Laukyte, Artificial Agents: Some Consequences of a Few Capacities

Marco Nørskov,

HRI and the Epistemology of Discrimination



Joint discussion

Friday, August 22



Bldg. 1441, Aud. 3

Responsibility and agency

Bldg. 1441, Aud. 2

Empathy and Understanding

Bldg. 1441, Rm 110

 Study of Applications

Bldg. 1441, Rm 210


John Michael, Alessandro Salice, (How) can robots make commitments?

Minao Kukita, Another case against killer robots



John Redstone, Making Sense of Empathy with social robots

Ilona Straub, Teleoperable robots As Embodied Media Device


Hans Bernhard Schmid From reliability to cooperative-mindedness

Focal Session: Two reports and panel discussion

Mark Coeckelbergh

Julia Knifka, Subjectivity of Understanding

Shubha Gokhale

Legal Protection and Robots


Coffee Break


Frank Esken

Can robots be normative agents?

(continuation Focal Session)

Vincent Müller

Autonomous Killer Robots are Probably Good News


Panel discussion with:

Ezio di Nucci, Michael Funk, Filippo Santoni de Sio, Mark Coeckelbergh, Vincent Mueller

Maria Rossi, Manuel Bastioni, Pieluigi Graziani,

Behind the uncanny valley

Morten Nielsen, Vibeke H.Nielsen, Rie Rasmussen, Trine S.Axelgaard, Agata Kłusak Interactive Art installations



Antonio Carnevale, Ontology, Normativity in the care-robot relationship

Ryuji Yamazaki, Conditions of Empathy in HRI

Glenda Hannibal ‘Dynamic’ Categorization and Rationalized Ascription




Keynote Hiroshi Ishiguro