Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin


With the advent, growth and development of the robotics industry also comes a varietyof ethical issues. The modern engineer needs to be aware of these issues and to beable to act accordingly. The purpose of this project is to create a sustainable forum fordiscussion of ethical topics surrounding the use of robotics in our modern world. Thisconference brings together students, professionals, and members of academia and iscalled the WPI RoboEthics Symposium. The event consists of lectures from prominentindustry professionals as well as debate sessions among participants. Documentationon the planning process for the event has been created to aid future WPI students in theplanning of subsequent WPI RoboEthics Symposia.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering