Tuesday, September 20 2016 at 7:30PM

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8 Pocklingtons Walk,

Dr Kathleen Richardson

What's the talk about?

Kathleen Richardson is Senior Research Fellow in Ethics of Robotics and part of the Europe-wide DREAM project (Development of Robot-Enhance Therapy for Children with AutisM).
In 2015 she, along with her colleague launched the Campaign Against Sex Robots (featured in this recent news article) to draw attention to problematic effects on new technologies on human relations, and their potential impact to create new layers of inequalities between men and women and adults and children. She advocates a compassionate and violence free technology based on freedom ethics and is critical of coercive and violent models of human lived life that are transferred to the making of new technologies. Richardson is developing a theory of robotics inspired by abolitionist feminism.