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In collaboration with the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI, we are announcing an open-access article collection on **Responsible Robotics: Identifying and Addressing Issues of Ethics, Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, Privacy and Employment**

Important dates:
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Submission deadline for full papers: 24 November 2020.
Optionally: submit an abstract to determine if your contribution is in scope by 25 August 2020.

Important information:
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* Read about the article collection here https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/14447/responsible-robotics-identifying-and-addressing-issues-of-ethics-fairness-accountability-transparenc
* If you are interested in participating, it will help our planning of the review process if you click the (non-binding!) "participate" button on the web page.
* Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed, and if accepted for publication, are subject to publishing fees, which vary depending on the article type. See https://www.frontiersin.org/about/publishing-fees. A discount or waiver can be applied for and all applications are considered. In addition, please check https://www.frontiersin.org/about/institutional-membership to see whether you have an institutional membership discount for the publishing fees.

Overview:
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Intelligent robots come with promises of great value to society but can also be seen as threats in terms of job loss, increased social inequalities, transparency and privacy, bias in training or design, excessive delegation of decision-making, etc.
The mission of the Research Topic is twofold:
1. To identify ethical, legal, societal, and acceptability issues within robotics and automation.
2. To propose social, political, and technical solutions to these issues.

We aim to gather excellent research on both fronts, which entails a multidisciplinary scope.
As a result, the topics relevant to this Research Topic include, but are not limited to:
• Responsible robotics
• Ethical use of robotics
• Transparency and explainability in robotics and AI
• Robots and jobs
• Gender aspects of robotics
• Privacy in robotics
• Fairness and discrimination in robotics
• Responsibilities and rights with regards to robotics and AI
• Social acceptability of robotics
• Moral competence of autonomous agents
• Governance of robotics and automation

Topic editors:
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Martim Brandão, King's College London
Martin Magnusson, Örebro University
Masoumeh Mansouri, University of Birmingham


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