Call: Robot Ethics 2.0 (MIT Press)

Call for Papers: Robot Ethics 2.0 (MIT Press)

Abstract deadline: 10 Sept 2015 (and ongoing)
Paper deadline: 1 Feb 2016

We are putting together an edited book on robot ethics, to be published by MIT Press.

This is a follow-up to our previous volume, Robot Ethics, and will cover more recent developments in the field, including:

  • Autonomous cars
  • Space, underwater, other environments
  • Entertainment and sports
  • Cyborgization and enhancement
  • Personal/gender identity
  • Security, crime, and abuse
  • Environment
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Programming and design strategies
  • Privacy and other law
  • Sex and psychology
  • Deception and artificial emotions
  • Human-robot interactions
  • Medical, health, and personal care
  • Labor and unemployment
  • Internet of Things
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Religion
  • Other related topics.

As with our first volume, we already have several prominent roboticists and technology ethicists as prospective contributors, but we’re always happy to hear about new research.

Technical papers should not be too technical (and/or technical parts should be very clearly explained or footnoted), as this volume is designed for a broad audience.

If you are able to deliver a new paper (5,500-7,500 words) for this anthology by February 1, 2016, we’d be happy to consider an abstract (or full paper), which may be emailed to Dr. Patrick Lin at

To receive full consideration of your abstract, please submit by September 10, 2015. We expect to notify authors with a decision by September 30.

Please include your current affiliation or a short biosketch, including contact information, with your abstract. All submissions must be original and not under consideration elsewhere. Feel free to distribute this call for papers to colleagues.

This CFP can also be found here:

Thank you!

The editors:
Patrick Lin, George Bekey, Keith Abney, and Ryan Jenkins


Patrick Lin, Ph.D.
Director, Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group
California Polytechnic State University
Philosophy Department
Bldg. 47, Room 37
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407


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