CRUSER Sponsored Robo-Ethics Continuing Education Series
A panel discussion by leading thinkers with diverse perspectives, Robo-Ethics 2014 will be held on Monday 24 March 2014 in San Diego CA at the TACTRAGRUPAC auditorium. Panelists to include an operator, a policy-maker, a lawyer, a roboticist, and a philosopher will be asked for their guidance on ethical dilemmas embedded in a South China Sea scenario in the year 2024 involving regional unrest and a diverse set of stakeholders. In this scenario, unmanned and manned systems will be deployed and engaged in response to escalating political tensions, and fictional warfighters will be faced with sometimes ambiguous command and control decisions at each phase of operations. The panelists will each be given an opportunity to respond to the scenario, then a moderator will facilitate a discussion of these responses. DoD stakeholders throughout the San Diego region will be invited to attend the event, and we plan to make the session available remotely to an audience on the NPS campus in Monterey and other potential sites. The moderator will take audience questions to incorporate into the discussion, as well as Tweets and other input from social media channels. This event will be UNCLASSIFIED.