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September 19, 2022

Tech Policy Lab Hosts WeRobot 2022

From September 14 to 16, the Tech Policy Lab hosted the annual WeRobot conference, attracting more than 170 participants from around the world. The conference began with a 1-day workshop at the Pacific Science Center, followed by 2 days of presentations and other events hosted at the University of Washington’s School of Law. A Seattle Times article covering the conference highlighted the range of robot demos and cutting-edge research presented at the conference, including Amazon Astro, Boston Dynamic’s robotic dog Spot, and a robotic arm from Hello Robot. The conference also featured academic papers from leading scholars on emerging questions in robotics policy, such as the ethics of police robotics and emotional attachment to robots.