Eduard Fosch Villaronga

edEduard Fosch Villaronga is a post-doc at the University of Twente. He works on a smart regulation for the use of robotic technology. He was a Ph.D. Student in the Joint International Doctoral Degree in Law, Science and Technology Erasmus Mundus Programme coordinated by University of Bologna, Italy including different hosting universities: Università di Torino, Italy; Mykolo Romerio Universitetas, Vilnius, Lithuania; CELLS, Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany and IDT-UAB, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. He is currently visiting Ph.D. student at University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he  also takes advantage to visit the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His main research focuses on the legal and ethical aspects of personal care robots, although he has also conducted research on robot therapy for children with autism.  His research interests include smart regulations, robotics, education and  the human-human interaction. Eduard has a legal background holding a double LL.M in European Law from University of Toulouse and a MA in IT Law from Autonomous University of Madrid. His publications can be found on ResearchGate. Tweets @eduardfosch

Aurelia Tamò

portrait_aurelia_tamo_v2Aurelia Tamò is a Ph.D. student at the Chair for Information and Communication Law at the University of Zurich. She is a guest researcher at the Institute for Pervasive Computing at ETH Zurich and at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. In her Ph.D. research project, Aurelia analyzes technical measures and designs for data protection. For her research, she was granted a Doc.CH scholarship by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Her overall research interests include various topics within the interdisciplinary field of law and technology such as privacy or copyright and regulatory developments in these fields. More recently she became interested in robotics and the impact of in particular social robots on the current social and ethical structures. Aurelia has a background in law and economics and holds a Master degree from the University of St. Gallen. Aurelia’s publications can be found on ResearchGate. Tweets via @a_a_tamo.

Christoph Lutz


Christoph Lutz is a researcher in the field of new communication technologies and social media. In 2015, he obtained his PhD from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, with a cumulative dissertation on online participation and participation divides in Germany. In the same year, he worked as a visiting scholar at the Oxford Internet Institute. As of 2016, Christoph is assistant professor at BI Norwegian Business School and senior researcher at the University of Leipzig. Christoph has a background in sociology, economics and media science. His research interests include privacy; social media, especially in science, politics and public administration; trust; serendipity; and social robots. Christoph has published in leading new media, Internet and information systems journals (JMIS, JASIST, Information Communication & Society, International Journal of Communication, Social Media & Society etc.) and presented at various conferences and workshops (AOM, ICA, ACM Webscience etc.). More information about Christoph can be found on ResearchGateGoogle Scholar and Twitter (@lutzid)