19992022

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Biography

At the highest level of description my research interests are political philosophy and applied ethics; I am interested in philosophical arguments with real-world implications. More specifically, I am working in or have worked in: political philosophy, bioethics, environmental ethics, media ethics; just war theory; and the ethics of science and technology.

A more-or-less-up-to-date list of my publications with links to copies of (some of) them, can be found here. Copies of all of my published papers are available on request.

Research area keywords

  • Applied Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Philosophy
  • Human Enhancement
  • PGD
  • Intersex Conditions
  • Sex
  • Sex Selection
  • Genetic Relatedness
  • Parenthood
  • Reproductive Liberty
  • Stem Cells
  • Therapeutic Cloning
  • Military Ethics
  • Robotic Weapons
  • Robot Ethics
  • Cloning
  • IVF
  • Nanotechnology

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Projects

ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science

Wallace, G., Forsyth, M., Macfarlane, D., Officer, D., Cook, M., Dodds, S., Spinks, G., Alici, G., Moulton, S., in het Panhuis, M., Kapsa, R. M. I., Higgins, M., Mozer, A., Crook, J., Innis, P., Coote, M. L., Wang, X., Howlett, P. C., Pringle, J. M., Hancock, L., Paull, B., Sparrow, R., Zhang, J., Spiccia, L., Diamond, D., Guldi, D., Kim, S. J., Unwin, P. & Watanabe, M.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

30/06/1431/12/20

Project: Research

Research Output

Virtue and Vice in Our Relationships with Robots: Is There an Asymmetry and How Might it be Explained?

Sparrow, R., 30 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Social Robotics. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Do robots have race? Race, social construction, and HRI

Sparrow, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Robotics Has a Race Problem

Sparrow, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Science Technology and Human Values.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Teledildonics and rape by deception

Sparrow, R. & Karas, L., 28 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Law, Innovation and Technology. 12, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The promise and perils of AI in medicine

Sparrow, R. & Hatherley, J., 2019, In : International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine. 17, 2, p. 79-109 31 p., 10.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Activities

  • 36 Contribution to conference
  • 20 Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 18 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 6 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Robotics. Input paper for the Horizon Scanning Project “The Future of Agricultural Technologies” on behalf of the Australian Council of Learned Academies

Robert Sparrow (Fellow), & Mark Howard (Fellow)

2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Australasian Ethics Network Conference 2018

Robert Sparrow (Invited speaker)

28 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Australian Intelligent Transport Systems Summit 2018

Robert Sparrow (Speaker)

29 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Robots Have a Diversity Problem

Robert Sparrow

6/11/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Racism Runs Deep, Even Against Robots

Robert Sparrow

1/10/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Killer Robots

Robert Sparrow

13/09/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

We're racist towards robots, too, study finds

Robert Sparrow

24/07/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature