Publications/Projects

March 1, 2017

Driverless Seattle: How Cities Can Prepare For Automated Vehicles | Key Findings and Recommendations

“Driverless Seattle: How Cities Can Plan for Automated Vehicles,” is a new report from the Tech Policy Lab at the University of Washington, put together in partnership with Challenge Seattle, a private sector initiative led by regional CEOs, and the Mobility Innovation Center at the University of Washington. The advent of automated vehicles (AVs)—also known […]

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February 28, 2017

Driverless Seattle: How Cities Can Plan for Automated Vehicles

 Driverless Seattle: How the City Can Plan for Automated Vehicles New Report from the University of Washington’s Tech Policy Lab and the Mobility Innovation Center Touts Need for Readiness, Tackles Costs and Benefits of Automated Vehicles SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 28, 2017—Automated vehicles (AVs) are coming to Seattle, and now is the time for government officials […]

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October 13, 2015

Augmented Reality: A Technology and Policy Primer

This whitepaper is aimed at identifying some of the major legal and policy issues augmented reality (AR) may present as a novel technology, and outlines some conditional recommendations to help address those issues. Our key findings include: AR exists in a variety of configurations, but in general, AR is a mobile or embedded technology that […]

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April 20, 2015

Watch We Robot 2015

Not able to make it to We Robot 2015? Want to watch your favorite panel again? Below are links to all of the talks that made We Robot 2015 great.

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September 16, 2014

Co-Director Calo’s New Robotics Paper Receives National Coverage

Washington Post and Slate

Lab Director Ryan Calo’s new paper, “The Case for a Federal Robotics Commission,” has received recognition from both the Washington Post and Slate. The paper is part of a series hosted by Brookings that attempts to anticipate and address the legal issues that will arise as civilian robots become more common.

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September 12, 2013

University of Washington Launches Interdisciplinary Tech Policy Lab with $1.7 million Founding Gift from Microsoft

University of Washington Launches Interdisciplinary Tech Policy Lab with $1.7 million Founding Gift from Microsoft SEATTLE, Washington – September 13, 2013 –The University of Washington announced today the launch of a pioneering laboratory designed to examine cutting-edge issues such as cybersecurity, consumer privacy and online censorship, and to improve national policies on new technologies. Leaders from […]

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