In the Media

February 13, 2019

Co-Director Batya Friedman inducted into the CHI Academy

UW iSchool

"Three University of Washington professors, including two from the Information School, have been inducted into the CHI Academy – recognized as the highest honor in the field of human-computer interaction."

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October 3, 2018

Lab Team Pens Op-Ed on Regulating Bot Speech

BuzzFeed News

Co-Director Ryan Calo and Fellow Madeline Lamo discuss bot disclosure laws in an op-ed published by BuzzFeed News.

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July 16, 2015

How Information Asymmetry Helped Find Abducted Kids

Washington Post

Lab Co-Director Ryan Calo is featured in a Washington Post article describing how police used Spotify and other streaming services to located abducted kids in Mexico.

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May 15, 2015

Lab members research on Teleoperated Robots Featured by MIT Tech Review

MIT Tech Review

Lab members Tamara Bonaci and Howard Chizeck's work on the security of Teleoperated robots has recently been featured in a number of science news reports including MIT Tech, Popular Science, and Ars Technica. "Tamara Bonaci and pals at the University of Washington in Seattle examine the special pitfalls associated with the communications technology involved in telesurgery. In particular, they show how a malicious attacker can disrupt the behavior of a telerobot during surgery and even take over such a robot, the first time a medical robot has been hacked in this way."

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September 21, 2014

Co-Director Batya Friedman Discusses “Can We Build A Safer Internet?” in The New York Times

The New York Times

In a recent article the New York Times asked "Can We Build a Safer Internet?" They examined whether the harassment and hateful internet of today could one day change for the better and discussed the issue with Co-Director Batya Friedman: "The question for designers of online communities, she said, is 'how do we either create virtual norms that are comparable, or how do we represent those things so that people are getting those cues, so they modulate their behavior?'"

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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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July 17, 2014

Moral Hazards and Legal Conundrums of Our Robot Filled-Future – Director Calo in Wired

Wired

Lab Director Ryan Calo was recently on a robotics panel at UC Berkeley that has been featured on Wired.

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Could Jibo Developer Cynthia Breazeal Be The Steve Wozniak of Robots? (Forbes Cross-post)

Bill Gates once predicted we would have a robot in every home to go with our personal computer. James Temple of is calling Jibo—a new personal robot to be sold commercially in 2015—“one of the most ambitious and affordable robots for the home that [he has] seen.” I agree. Developed by social robotics pioneer and […]

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July 7, 2014

Consumer Subject Review Boards: Co-Director Ryan Calo on NPR Marketplace

NPR

Following the news about a Facebook study on the effects of changing the positive or negative comments on a user's News Feed, many articles have taken Facebook to task for experimenting on their users. Others have pointed out that this study is in line with using algorithms to tailor content, and suggest new processes for companies to handle such research. Recently, Co-Director Ryan Calo was interviewed on NPR's Market Place Tech about his 2013 suggestion for Consumer Subject Review Boards.

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July 3, 2014

Regulating Robots: Co-Director Ryan Calo’s Talk at Aspen Ideas Festival

Recently, Lab Co-Director Ryan Calo spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival and The Atlantic covered his talk and his latest article “Robotics and the New Cyberlaw“. “Law professor Ryan Calo believes that robots are soon going to constitute a more abrupt departure from the technologies that preceded them than did the Internet from personal computers […]

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