Press and Media
Quoted in The legal and ethical minefield of AI, by Joanna Goodman, Guardian, 5 January 2018.
Work featured in Pay
please! 3 rules for robots - For the birthday of Isaac Asimov, Heise.de
(in German), 2 January 2018.
Quoted in ‘He’s
our child’: new wave of toy robots causes concern, Otago
Daily News, 30 December 2017.
Quoted and featured in We have to keep the bots under control, Raconteur, 7 December 2017.
Video clip We need to worry about artificial stupidity, BBC News, 31 October 2017.
Interview for BBC HARDtalk (Stephen Sackur) on iPlayer, broadcast on World News and BBC News channel, 31 October 2017.
Quoted in Research
aims to correct mistakes and biases in AI machine learning, Westside
Story, 27 October 2017.
Quoted in Would you want a robot to be your child’s best friend?, by Dan Jolin, in Guardian, 10 September 2017.
Quoted in Are Asimov's laws enough to stop AI stomping humanity?, The Register, 15 August 2017.
Quoted in Demystifying the Black Box That Is AI, Scientific American, 9 August 2017.
Work featured in Robot
behaviour is creeping beyond human control, by Anjana Ahuja, Financial
Times, 2 August 2017.
Work featured in Is this how to stop the robot uprising? Intelligent machines should be equipped with an 'ethical black box', Mail Online, 21 July 2017.
Work featured in Experts Want Robots to Have an “Ethical Black Box” That Explains Their Decision-Making, Futurism, 21 July 2017.
Quoted in A rape-able sex robot makes the world more dangerous for women, not less, by Sian Norris, New Statesman, 21 July 2017.
Quoted and work featured in Give robots an 'ethical black box' to track and explain decisions, say scientists, by Ian Sample, Guardian, 19 July 2017.
Work featured in Robot and his master or Can the artificial intelligence have its own ethics?, Ceska Pozice (in Czech), 6 July 2017.
Quoted in Science for the public good or a dystopian future where artificial intelligence goes on the rampage?, Fitzrovia News, 20 June 2017.
Quoted in Real-Life
Robocops: 'The Potential for Cops to be Hacked Is Very High Indeed',
Sputnik News, 12 June 2017.
Quoted in Algorithm’s gonna get you, by Kat Arney, TES magazine (cover feature), 26 May 2017.
Quoted in The inevitable rise of the robocops, CNN, 22 May 2017.
Work featured in What if bots started developing their own social behaviours?, Campaign, 16 May 2017.
Quoted in Ample time for humans to 'kill' a robot takeover, Straits Times, 14 May 2017.
Work featured in Teaching robots right from wrong, Science News for Students, 20 April 2017.
Quoted in How close are we to creating a Westworld?, Guardian, 11 April 2017.
Quoted in Who’s watching the AI decision makers?, Alphr, 29 March 2017.
Quoted in Google’s DeepMind makes AI program that can learn like a human, Guardian, 14 March 2017.
Quoted in CBI interview with Scott Gardner CISCO, CBI, 10 March 2017.
Quoted in Could robots go beyond taking our jobs to running our world?, Irish Times, 9 March 2017.
Interviewed for BBC Radio Bristol (Laura Rawlings), 28 Feb & 1 March 2017.
Interviewed on BBC Radio Humberside (Andy Comfort), 28 February 2017.
Appeared in BBC Inside West TV segment on Bats and Robots, broadcast 27 February 2017.
Guest of Jim Al-Khalili on The Life Scientific, BBC Radio 4, broadcast 21 February 2017.
Appeared in The Rise of the Robots episodes More human than human and Where is my mind?, BBC Radio 4, broadcast 14 and 21 February 2017.
Quoted in Artificial Intelligence Is Not a Threat—Yet, Scientific American, 14 February 2017.
Quoted in Robots will pay tax on Social Security?, Svet Kapitala, 8 February 2017 (in Slovenian).
Appeared in Robots can predict the future … and so can you – video, Guardian, 2 February 2017.
Quoted in AI watchdog needed to regulate automated decision-making, say experts, Guardian, 27 January 2017.
Quoted in Discrimination by algorithm: scientists devise test to detect AI bias, Guardian, 19 December 2016.
Quoted on IEEE P7001 in IEEE Announces Standards Development Project to Address Transparency of Autonomous Systems, Yahoo finance, 15 December 2016.
Quoted on BS8611 in The new matrix: Guidelines for ethical robot design, Robotics and Automation News, 12 December 2016.
Quoted in The Rise of the Robot Workforce, HR Magazine, 29 November 2016.
Quoted on Parliamentary inquiry on robotics and AI in The UK could become a leader in AI ethics—if this EU data law survives Brexit, Quartz, 12 October 2016.
Quoted in We Asked Industry Experts What the Restaurant of the Future Will Look Like, Munchies Vice, 4 October 2016.
Quoted on BS8611 in The truth from science fiction (in Turkish), Cumhuriyet, 1 October 2016.
Quoted on BS8611 in British Philosophers Consider the Ethics of a Robotic Future, PC Magazine, 21 September 2016.
Quoted on BS8611 in Researchers establish a standard for robotic ethics, Geek, 20 September 2016.
Quoted on BS8611 in Why the US Requires Ethical Standards on the Use and Design of Robotics, engineering.com, 19 September 2016.
Quoted on BS8611 in The UK Has Developed a Robot Code of Ethics That Protects Humans, Inverse, 19 September 2016.
Quoted on BS8611 in Do no harm, don't discriminate: official guidance issued on robot ethics, Guardian, 18 September 2016.
Quoted (tour guide for the BRL) in The future of artificial intelligence was supposed to look like this..., by Helen Lewis, Sunday Times magazine, 18 September 2016.
Quoted in On the Brink of an Artificial Intelligence Arms Race, By Anja Kaspersen, World Policy blog, 6 September 2016.
Quoted in Pentagon chiefs fear Terminator could come true with advanced robot weapons wiping out humanity, Mirror, 5 September 2016.
Quoted in Tesla Autopilot crash: what next for driverless cars?, The Telegraph, 1 July 2016.
Quoted in Fatal Tesla crash triggers investigation, The Engineer, 1 July 2016.
Quoted in Robots could end up like dangerous DOGS if humans don't learn to train them properly, Mirror technology, 30 June 2016.
Quoted in Will your driverless car be willing to kill you to save the lives of others?, Guardian, 23 June 2016.
Quoted in The AI that decides when to inflict pain, Mail Online, 13 June 2016.
Quoted in Man v machine: can computers cook, write and paint better than us?, The Guardian, 6 June 2016.
Quoted in How do we teach robots right from wrong? Soon the problem won’t be hypothetical, Yahoo Tech, 22 April 2016.
BBC Radio 4 Today programme (live) interview with Barbara Sahakian on Artificial Intelligence, 7 March 2016.
Panelist on Will automation make us happier? – live chat, Guardian, 22 February 2016.
Named in Delegates at Davos held a meeting about the dangers of autonomous 'killer robots', The Independent, 25 January 2016.
Article about my work by Tessel Renzenbrink, Ethical Robots and Robot Ethics, Elektor magazine, 22 January 2016.
Quoted in Stop killer robots before it's too late, Daily Mail online, 22 January 2016.
Quoted in Top business leaders to face jobs challenge at World Economic Forum, The Irish Examiner, 20 January 2016.
Commissioned piece for The Conversation, 4-4-2 becomes 0101: inside the competitive world of robot football, 4 August 2014.
Quoted in Androids improving but still rate as "expensive toys", by Peter Spinks, The Age, 9 June 2014.
Quoted in We may never teach robots about love, but what about ethics?, by Emma Woollacott, New Statesman, 6 May 2014.
Filmed for CBBC Newsround’s Robot Week, broadcast 10-14 March 2014.
Quoted in Cure for love: Fall for a robot to fend off heartache, by Catherine de Lange, New Scientist, 25 February 2014.Article Academic Blogging: 10 top tips, co-authored with Tom Crick, The Guardian Higher Education Network, 13 December 2013.
Interview by Hans-Arthur Marsiske (at EU cog meeting), with Mark Coeckelbergh, Brighton, 23-24 October 2013.
Quoted in Smart robots, driverless cars work – but they bring ethical issues too, by Nicola Davies, in The Observer, 20 October 2013.
Quoted in Eurathlon: Open competition for rescue robots (in German), by Hans-Arthur Marsiske, Heise online, 23 September 2013.
Interviewed by Jennifer Akst, The Scientist, 19 June 2013.
Interview (recorded) on the EURATHLON robot competition, BREEZE FM, 7 Feb 2013.Online article on phys.org RobotRadar.org puts depth back into robot reporting, 4 December 2012.
Magazine, November 2012.
for The Engineer Magazine - UK
go for gold at the 2012 FIRA RoboWorld Cup, 23 August 2012.
for BBC Breakfast, BBC Points West and BBC Radio Bristol about the
FIRA RoboWorld Cup, 21 August 2012.
Dancing Robots Reveal Cultural Clues, BBC Technology web pages, 8 June 2012.
Filmed for BBC TV documentary, Genius of Nature, Parthenon, 24 May 2012.
BBC Radio Bristol Phil Hammond Show, radio interview (live), 5 March 2012.
Interview for Ideas Magazine (Taiwan), Jan 2012.
Interviewed by David Freeman for Discovery magazine, 8 Feb 2012
Quoted in article ‘This car drives itself’ by Peter Kirwan, Wired magazine UK, 1 Jan 2012.
Interviewed for Bright Club Bristol podcast #1, online 1 December 2011.
Interviewed for Guardian Tech Weekly podcast with Aleks Krotoski, online 29 November 2011.
Interviewed for article Brave new world in TNT Magazine, 28 November 2011.
Quoted in Taste for Autonomy, The Engineer, 17 October 2011.
Interviewed for 2 part BBC R4 radio series Robots that Care, broadcast 26 Sept and 3 Oct 2011.
Interviewed for BBC1 ‘Bang Goes the Theory’ Webcast interview on Robot Ethics, August 2011.
Article in New Scientist: Five roboethical principles - for humans, Issue 2811, 9 May 2011.BBC R4 Material World, interviewed on Roboethics, 28 April 2011.
Interviewed for Noel Sharkey's Sheffield Live radio programme The Sound of Science, 3 Oct 2008.
Interview for Hives Hopes, Cover Article in The Engineer, 16 June 2008.
Quoted in Robot nannies threat to childcare, Roger Highfield in Telegraph Science online, 5 June 2008
Interview on XFM radio breakfast show (live), 29 May 2008
BBC R4 Material World, interview about Swarm Intelligence with Nigel Franks, 8 May 2008. Podcast here.
Parliamentary seminar "Intelligent Robots in Science and Society", interview for podcast, 22 April 2008.
Following Symbrion Press Release:
Print and online media:
Real Transformers may soon be at our service, David Derbyshire in the Daily Mail, 13 March 2008. Online version here.
Sugar-cube robots could team up and change shape, Ian Sample in the Guardian, 13 March 2008.
Swarms of Transformer-style robots to be built, Nic Fleming in the Telegraph, 13 March 2008.
Swarms of mini-robots to go where humans fear to tread, Lewis Smith in the Times, 13 March 2008.
The trouble with Swarm Intelligence, New Scientist technology blog, 13 March 2008.
Could we be swarmed by robots?, ITN lunchtime news, 13 March 2008 (recorded).
ITN interview on YouTube: Robots with a Mind of their own.
Live interviews (13 March 2008) for BBC Radio Bristol; BBC Radio 5 live; BBC Radio 2: Chris Evans' Drive Time.
Recorded interviews for GWR; Independent Radio News; BBC World Service: 'The World Today'; Talk News Canada; BBC Radio Wales.
National Science Week: Alien life begins at home, Roger Highfield in the Telegraph, 11 March 2008
Science, Big Questions, small answers The Times colour supplement, 8 March 2008
National Science and Engineering Week The Big Questions, 7-16 March 2008
Scientists Learn to Speak to the Public, Bristol Evening Post, 21 February 2008
Robots to Develop their Own Culture (in German) Welt Online, February 2008
Quoted in Shape-shifting robot forms from magnetic swarm New Scientist Technology, 29 January 2008
Interview on BBC 3 Counties Radio (live), 8 January 2008
Robots in Disguise - HERO, July 2007
Warning! Robots Ahead CBC news, 16 July 2007
If Only I Had a Brain The Age, 22 May 2007
Let's Dance Education Guardian, 1 May 2007
Guardian Science Weekly Podcast, 30 April 2007, with Noel Sharkey
Will Big Brother be Cultural Watershed for Robots?, Times Higher Education Supplement, 27 April 2007
Following press conference on 'Rights for Robots' at Science Media Centre:
Human Rights for Robots? Times Online, 24 April 2007
Robot Future Poses Hard Questions news.bbc.co.uk, 24 April 2007
Robot Rights New Scientist Technology Blog, 24 April 2007
Interviewed on BBC TV One o'clock News (live), 24 April 2007
Interview, with Noel Sharkey, on BBC News 24, 24 April 2007
08.53 Interview with Noel Sharkey on BBC R4 Today Programme, 24 April 2007
Interviewed with Noel Sharkey on Radio 5 Live (Nicky Campbell show), 24 April 2007
Masters of their Fate, cover article in IET Engineering & Technology, April 2007
Learning to Walk with Robots, Bristol Magazine, March 2007
Editorial article in Electronics Weekly, Nick Flaherty, 31 January 2007
People, Times Higher Education Supplement, 20 October 2006
Physics Group Challenge Einstein and Newton, Bristol Evening Post, 5 May 2006
Robots Duo are Brunel for New Age, 21 April 2006
Interviewed by BBC Radio Northern Ireland (live), 21 February 2005.
Member of BBC Radio 5 Live panel debate on weaponised robots (Julian Worricker show), 20 February 2005
Day of the Robots Draws Nearer, Bristol Observer, 22 October 2004
Interview for documentary Sentient Machines, Robotic behavior for extended DVD edition of Hollywood movie i,Robot, 2004.
Interview about Grey Walter robot tortoises on BBC TV Points West (recorded), December 1999
Interview about Grey Walter robot tortoises on BBC Radio Bristol (live), December 1999