About the Session
Dr. Kate Darling
Kate Darling is a leading expert in technology ethics & policy. She is a Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab and the author of THE NEW BREED: What Our History with Animals Reveals About Our Future with Robots. Kate’s work looks at the near-term effects of robotic technology, with a particular interest in law, social, and ethical issues. She holds a law degree, as well as a doctorate of sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and an honorary doctorate of sciences from Middlebury College. Kate runs experiments, holds workshops, writes, and speaks about some of the more interesting developments in the world of human-robot interaction, and where we might find ourselves in the future. She will be leading the ethics and policy sessions in the course.