Final Program

First International Symposium on
The ethics, social, humanitarian and ecological aspects of Robotics

30th - 31st January, 2004
Villa Nobel, Sanremo, Italy

1st Day, Friday 30th January, 2004

Welcome Address (09:00 - 09:30 Friday 30th)
  • Gianmarco VERUGGIO
    School of Robotics
  • Massimo DONZELLA
    Province of Imperia
  • Francesco LAVEGLIA
    City of Sanremo
  • Francesco TARRICONE
    Prefecture - U.T.G. of Imperia
    Liguria Region
  • Alessandro MUSUMECI
    Director General, Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research
  • Francesco BELTRAME
    Representative of the Minister of Education, University and Research

1st Session (09:30 - 10:45 Friday 30th)

The Need for a ROBOETHICS

Chairperson: Fiorella OPERTO
  • Jean-Pierre STROOT
    Geneva Pugwash Office & President of the Board of the Geneva International Peace Research Institute(GIPRI), Geneva, Switzerland
    The Russell-Einstein Manifesto and the partecipation of Science and Scientists in Society

    President, International Institute of Humanitarian Law
    Aspects of International Humanitarian Law

  • José M. GALVÁN
    School of Theology, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy
    The Birth of Technoethics

Coffee Break

2nd Session (11:15 - 12:30 Friday 30th)

Artificial Intelligence and Ethics

Chairperson: Paolo DARIO


3rd Session (14:15 - 15:30 Friday 30th)

Humans and Humanoids

Chairperson: Ronald ARKIN

Coffee Break

4th Session (16:00 - 17:15 Friday 30th)

Robots beyond Humans

Chairperson: Henrik I. CHRISTENSEN

Gala Dinner at the Sanremo Casino Luxury Restaurant

2nd Day, Saturday 31st January, 2004

5th Session (09:30 - 10:45 Saturday 31st)

Robots helping Humans

Chairperson: Kazuo TANIE
  • Paolo DARIO
    Director, ARTS-Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
    Bio Robotics

    Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS), Sankt Augustin, Germany
    Edutainment: Robotics for the Next Generation

  • Hirochika INOUE
    Professor, Department of Mechano-Informatics, School of Information Science and Technology The University of Tokyo, Japan
    Humanoids for Elderly People Support

Coffee Break

6th Session (11:15 - 12:30 Saturday 31st)

Problems in Human-Robot Coexistence

Chairperson: José M. GALVÁN


7th Session (14:15 - 15:30 Saturday 31st)

Robots for the Planet

Chairperson: Hirochika INOUE

Coffee Break

Round Table (16:00 - 17:15 Saturday 31st)

The First Law of Robotics

  • Gianmarco VERUGGIO


  • Philippe COIFFET
  • Paolo DARIO
  • José M. GALVÁN
  • Hirochika INOUE
  • Fiorella OPERTO
  • Kazuo TANIE

Draft 29th Jan '04