Robert Sparrow

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science; Monash University

Bio

Robert Sparrow is a professor in the philosophy program, a chief investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, and an adjunct professor in the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University, where he works on ethical issues raised by new technologies.

Featured Work

MAY 17, 2018 Transcript

What Robots Represent and Why it Matters, with Robert Sparrow

Robots are not neutral. People attach social meanings to them. Robert Sparrow discusses the politics of sex and race in the robots that humans create, ...

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AUG 16, 2016 Podcast

Interview with Robert Sparrow on Autonomous Weapon Systems and Respect in Warfare

Professor Sparrow works on ethical issues raised by new technologies. Here he discusses Autonomous Weapon Systems (AWS), often referred to as "killer robots." Unlike drones, ...