Drones and UAVs have enormous potential in transport and logistics, for inspections of infrastructure, industry, or buildings; in entertainment and photography; in emergency response, and in the security domain. Despite the economic and societal potential, the use of drones and UAVs also raise political and public debate. Questions on privacy, on safety and security, or liability are inevitable and legitimate questions. What are the potential future implications of drone technology on human beings, social practices, and society? Can we think of a precautionary legal and ethical framework that connect drone design, use and policy with our values? When is innovation responsible innovation? This presentation addresses these issues, and will actively engage the audience in sharing experiences.
About Irna van der Molen
Irna van der Molen is coordinator of the Centre for Risk Management, Safety and Security at the University of Twente (UT). She is project leader for the project on ‘Responsible Design of Drones and Drone Services’ and Chair of the Working Group ‘Drone Society’ within the Foundation for Responsible Robotics.
The University of Twente (UT) is a young and enterprising university that prepares young people for the future. We accomplish this through innovative, attractive and future-focused education, combining technological and social research. The UT has a prospering campus, an ecosystem for spin-off companies and has produced more than 800 successful spin-off businesses.