Ryan Calo is a law professor at the University of Washington and a former research director at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, where he co-founded the Legal Aspects of Autonomous Driving program. He has written extensively on robotics and law, including the domestic use of drones and the effect of product liability on robotics innovation. Calo co-chairs the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and is a member of the National Robotics Week planning committee. You can follow him on Twitter.
Anniina Huttunen is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of International Economic Law (KATTI), University of Helsinki, where her LL.D. thesis deals with social and legal aspects of robotics. Anniina is a member of the board of the Finnish IT Law Association and an invited member in a pilot project Copyright Education for Teachers (© OPE, IPR University Center).
Wendy M. Grossman is a freelance writer and sometime folksinger based in London, where she has written for most of the technology and
science-related publications of any significant. About half of them are dead now. She is author of net.wars (NYU Press, 1998) and other books, and writes a weekly column by the same name. In 1987, she founded Britain’s The Skeptic magazine. her Web site is at www.pelicancrossing.net.
Stephen Wu is a partner in the Silicon Valley law firm Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP. Mr. Wu’s litigation practice includes trade secret, copyright, and trademark disputes, business litigation, and cases involving liability from the development and use of cutting-edge technology. He also acts as outside general counsel for Silicon Valley technology companies, helping them start up and conduct their technology transactions. Mr. Wu serves as Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Section of Science and Technology Law. In addition, from 2001 to 2004 he was Co-Chair of the Section’s Information Security Committee, and served on the Section’s governing Council from 2004 to 2007. He is a 1988 graduate of Harvard Law School and, before starting his private practice, was VeriSign Inc.’s second in-house attorney.
Dan Siciliano is a Senior Lecturer and an Associate Dean at Stanford Law School. Dan is the faculty co-director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance and has presented on the legal and policy implications of robots and autonomous vehicles.
Mary-Anne Williams is the Director of the Innovation and Enterprise Research Laboratory, Center for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems, at the University of Technology, Sydney. Mary-Anne holds graduate degrees in both computer science and law. You can follow her RoboCup team on Twitter.
As a fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School (CIS) and the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS), Bryant Walker Smith focuses on the law and policy of autonomous and semiautonomous vehicles. His research interests include administrative law, efficiency, and public/private coordination. Prior to attending law school at NYU (JD, LLM), Bryant worked as a transportation engineer at Strand Associates, Inc. In this position, he advised governments and developers on the design of transportation plans, policies, programs, and facilities. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.