Based at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group is a non-partisan organization focused on the risk, ethical, and social impact of emerging sciences and technologies.


13-17 April 2015: On "killer robots", Dr. Patrick Lin will speak at the United Nations' CCW arms-control meeting of experts in Geneva. More info here.

5 June 2015: We are co-organizing a workshop on robot-car ethics at Stanford University. More info here.

The Latest News

31 July 2015
The Guardian (UK)
A Ban on Autonomous Weapons is Easier Said Than Done

29 July 2015
MIT Technology Review
How to Help Self-Driving Cars Make Ethical Decisions

28 July 2015
The Christian Science Monitor
Robots in War: Ethical Concern, or a Help for Social Ills?

22 July 2015
Defense One
In The War of 2050, The Robots Call The Shots

19 July 2015
Why Can't Google Cars Avoid Rear-End Accidents?

14 July 2015
New York Times
Our Drone War Burnout

13 July 2015
Defense One
What the Fighter of the Future Will Look Like

Summer 2015
The Wilson Quarterly
Future Wars: Reshaping the Ethics and Norms of War

Military Enhancement Report

January 2013:  We released a new report on enhancement technologies in the military. Click here for related links.

Robot Ethics Book

Jan 2012:  We published a new book with MIT Press, Robot Ethics: The Social and Ethical Implications of Robotics, the first volume of its kind. Please click here for some reviews.

Nanoethics Book

Mar 2010:  We published a new book with Wiley-Blackwell, What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter?: From Science to Ethics. Please click here for some reviews.

Human Enhancement Ethics Report

Aug 2009:  We released a new report, Ethics of Human Enhancement: 25 Questions & Answers, funded by the US National Science Foundation.

Military Robot Ethics Report

Dec 2008: We released a new report, Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design, funded by the US Office of Naval Research.

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