Call For Papers

Detailed Call for Papers to be issued September 19, 2017.

A call for papers inviting submissions for the seventh annual robotics law and policy conference — We Robot 2018 — to be held in Silicon Valley at the Stanford University Campus on April 13-14, 2018, will be issued on September 19, 2017. The call for papers web site is at

Prior year conference details including information about prior conference papers, panels, and presentations can be found here:

We Robot 2018 will seek contributions by academics, practitioners, and others in the form of scholarly papers or demonstrations of technology or other projects. We Robot fosters conversations between the people designing, building, and deploying robots, and the people who design or influence the legal and social structures in which robots will operate. We particularly encourage contributions resulting from interdisciplinary collaborations, such as those between legal, ethical, or policy scholars and roboticists.

This conference will build on existing scholarship that explores how the increasing sophistication and autonomous decision-making capabilities of robots and their widespread deployment everywhere from the home, to hospitals, to public spaces, to the battlefield disrupts existing legal regimes or requires rethinking of various policy issues.