John P. Sullins - Associate Professor, Sonoma State University, California; Teaches: Philosophy and Robotics, CyberEthics, Philosophy of Science and Technology and Logic

Dr. Sullins, (Ph.D., Binghamton University (SUNY), 2002) is an associate professor at Sonoma State University in California where he teaches Philosophy and Robotics, CyberEthics, Philosophy of Science and Technology and Logic. His research interests are computer ethics and the philosophical implications of technologies such as Robotics, AI and Artificial Life. His recent publications have focused on artificial agents and their impact on society as well as the ethical design of successful autonomous information technologies including the ethics of the use of robotic weapons systems.

Relevant Publications:

Telerobotic weapons systems and the ethical conduct of war, APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, winter 2009

The Role of Artificial Moral Agency in Technoethics, in Handbook of Research on Technoethics, Rocci Luppicini and Rebecca Adell, editors, Idea Group Inc, 2008 Building

The Perfect Companions: The Humane Design of Personal Robotics Technologies, in Designing: from philosophy to ethics, from engineering to architecture, Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light, Steven A. Moore, editors, Springer, 2008

When Is a Robot a Moral Agent? International Review of Information Ethics, (2006) 6: December 2006 Ethics and Artificial Life: from modeling to moral agents, Ethics and Information Technology, (2005) 7:139-148

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Associate Professor, Sonoma State University, California; Teaches: Philosophy and Robotics, CyberEthics, Philosophy of Science and Technology and Logic

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