Interactive Debate Sessions

This second portion of the WPI RoboEthics Symposium will consist of a series of debate sessions on topics pertaioning to ethical issues surrounding the use of robotics in various applications. The purpose of these debates is to stimulate awareness and thought on ethical issues pertinent to those involved in this new "robotics revolution" and to facilitate discussion between professionals and students in the robotics industry.

These debates will be moderated and will be conducted in "round table" setting and all participants are invited and encouraged to participate. A list of sample discussion topics and directions to submit your own topics can be seen below.

Sample Debate Topics

Topics are currently being decided upon and will be on robotics topics that fall under the following categories:

  • Military
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Child and Elder Care
  • Security

To suggest a topic, please email the Symposium staff at