of Robot Ethics, UWE Bristol
Visiting Professor, Department of Electronics, University of York
Member of the UWE Science Communication Unit
Faculty of Environment and Technology University of the West of England, Bristol Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY UK Phone: +44 117 328 2644 Email: Alan.Winfield (at) uwe.ac.uk
Welcome to my research home page. I'm an engineer and academic at UWE Bristol, and I conduct research in cognitive robotics within the Bristol Robotics Lab.
I am deeply interested in mobile robots for two reasons: (1), they are complex and potentially useful machines that embody just about every design challenge and discipline there is and (2), robots allow us to address some deep questions about life, emergence, culture and intelligence in a radically new way, that is by building models. Thus, robotics is for me both engineering and experimental philosophy.
I'm committed to the widest
possible dissemination of research and ideas in science,
engineering and technology; there's no doubt that robots provide
us with a wonderful vehicle for public engagement. I'm also
involved in a number of AI and robotics ethics initiatives,
including the development of new Standards.
Biography: Short Biography Press and Media
Robotics for Nuclear Environments
Verifiable Autonomy blog posts
euRathlon/ERL blog posts
Symbrion blog posts
Artificial Culture blog posts
Robotic Visions blog posts
Walking with Robots blog posts
on the UWE Repository
Guest appearance on The Life Scientific, BBC R4.Talks Coming Up:
Machine Morality: Robot Ethics in the 21st Century, Royal Institution, London, 22 June 2017.
When will Robots Outsmart us?, Royal Society panel at the Science Museum, London, 21 July 2017.
Selected recent papers:
Bryson, J. and Winfield, A. F. (2017) Standardizing ethical design for artificial intelligence and autonomous systems. Computer, 50 (5). pp. 116-119. ISSN 0018-9162
2 June 2017