They are a group of Brown University faculty, students, and affiliates dedicated to robotics as a means to tackle the problems the world faces today. Beyond pursuing the goal of technological advancement, they want to ensure that these advancements are applicable and beneficial economically and socially. They are working across many disciplines to document the societal needs and applications of human-robot interaction research as well as the ethical, legal, and economic questions that will arise with its development. Their research ultimately aims to help create and understand robots that coexist harmoniously with humans...
The International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (Ehtics Center) is an interdisciplinary research center that raises ethical questions about science and its results at the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen. Here, a strategy of “ethics in the sciences and humanities” is pursued which by its very nature directly addresses the question of responsibility in science itself. The ethics in sciences that was developed at the Ethics Center has proven to be useful in the practice of research, teaching and public communication and is thereby very helpful to promote an open dialogue between life sciences, humanities, and social sciences in terms on ethical issues...
The Information Technology Industry Council is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association that represents companies from the information and communications technology industry. As an advocacy organization, ITI works to influence policy issues aimed at encouraging innovation and promoting global competitiveness...See ITI Guidelines
The National Science Foundation-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) is an integrated infrastructure program composed of science-driven platforms and sensor systems that measure physical, chemical, geological and biological properties and processes from the seafloor to the air-sea interface.See The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) News