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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.

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 2007 2020

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., 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

Good Soldiers and Ethical Soldiers

Sparrow, R., Coady, C. & Wolfendale, J.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

2/01/0731/12/09

Project: Research

Research Output 1999 2019

Yesterday’s Child: How Gene Editing for Enhancement Will Produce Obsolescence—and Why It Matters

Sparrow, R., 3 Jul 2019, In : American Journal of Bioethics. 19, 7, p. 6-15 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ethics and the cardiac pacemaker: More than just end-of-life issues

Hutchison, K. & Sparrow, R., 2018, In : Europace. 20, 5, p. 739-746 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Playing for fun, training for war: Can popular claims about recreational video gaming and military simulations be reconciled?

Sparrow, R., Harrison, R., Oakley, J. & Keogh, B., 2018, In : Games and Culture: a journal of interactive media. 13, 2, p. 174-192 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Robots and Racism

Bartneck, C., Yogeeswaran, K., Ser, Q. M., Woodward, G., Sparrow, R., Wang, S. & Eyssel, F., 26 Feb 2018, HRI 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Kanda, T., Hoffman, G., Šabanović, S. & Tapus, A. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 196-204 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Activities 2013 2018

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

Human and machine: The next great creative partnership

Robert Sparrow (Contributor)
15 Aug 2018

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Australasian Ethics Network Conference 2018

Robert Sparrow (Invited speaker)
28 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Industry debate: Robots will manage our entire transport network by 2025

Robert Sparrow (Contributor)
19 Mar 2018

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

‘Because We care, We share’: Fertility Nurses of Australasia Workshop

Robert Sparrow (Invited speaker)
8 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Far North Queensland Students Constitutional Convention

Robert Sparrow (Invited speaker)
18 Oct 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