L.M.M. (Lambèr) Royakkers - Expertise

Royakkers, L.M.M.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Chair :
Ethiek en Techniek
Department :
Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Section :
Philosophy & Ethics
Positioncategory :
Associate Professor (UHD)
Position :
Associate Professor
Room :
IPO 1.08
Tel :
+31 40-247 4693
Tel (internal) :
Email :

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Lambèr Royakkers (1967) is an associate professor in the ethics of technology. He studied Philosophy and Social Sciences (Eindhoven 1991), Technical Mathematics (Eindhoven 1993), and Law (Tilburg 1999). He received his PhD at the Tilburg University in 1996. His dissertation was on the formalisation of normative rules with deontic logic. His research has an interdisciplinary character and is on the interface between ethics, law and technology (especially robotics). The main contribution in his research is to deal with the ethical and legal dilemmas/problems which have been leveraging by modern technology (robotics). Currently he is also projectleader of the  NWO-project ‘The Refugee Crisis in Europe: Modelling Humanitarian Logistics'. He has authored and co-authored more than 10 books, including Ethics, Engineering and Technology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), Moral Responsibility and the Problem of Many Hands (2015), and Just Ordinary Robots (CRC Press 2016).