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Aimee van Wynsberghe has been working in ICT and robotics since 2004. She began her career as part of a research team working with surgical robots in Canada at CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advance Robotics). She is Humboldt Professor of Applied Ethics of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bonn in Germany. Aimee is co-founder and co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and on the board of the Institute for Accountability in a Digital Age. She is a 2018 L'Oreal Unesco 'For Women in Science' laureate. Aimee also serves as a member of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on AI and is a founding board member of the Netherlands AI Alliance. She is a founding editor for the international peer-reviewed journal AI & Ethics (Springer Nature) and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council on Artificial Intelligence and Humanity. Aimee has been named one of the Netherlands top 400 influential women under 38 by VIVA and was named one of the 25 ‘women in robotics you need to know about’. She is author of the book Healthcare Robots: Ethics, Design, and Implementation and has been awarded an NWO personal research grant to study how we can responsibly design service robots. She has been interviewed by BBC, Quartz, Financial Times, and other International news media on the topic of ethics and robots, and is often invited to speak at International conferences and summits.

Recent Press

Humboldt Professorship

Humboldt Professorship

Aimee is thrilled to announce that she was chosen as a winner of the "Alexander von Humboldt" grant for AI research. She will be moving to Bonn, Germany to join an outstanding team of researchers and create her own lab focusing on "Sustainable AI". It is a great honor...

Robophilosophy Keynote

Aimee had the pleasure of giving a plenary talk at the 2020 edition of RoboPhil. Her talk took a new approach to the idea of ‘designing robots for reciprocity’. She took a critical look at the initiative to design robots for reciprocation between robot and human and...