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Catherine Tessier is research professor at the National Office for Aerospace Studies and Research (Onera).1 Her current research interests include how to model ethical frameworks within an autonomous agent, and ethical issues related to the use of robots. She is also a professor at ISAE-SUPAERO. She is a member of the French Commission on the Ethics of Research in Digital Science and Technology of Allistene (Cerna), where she has led a working group focused on creating a doctoral program on research ethics. She also sits on the Operational Committee for Inria's Legal and Ethical Risk Assessment (COERLE). She is a member of the Independent Weapons Working Group within the International Initiative for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
Senior researcher at the CNRS, Raja Chatila heads the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR),2 in Paris. His areas of research focus on autonomous robotics and cognitive and interactive robotics. President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society from 2014 to 2015, he currently chairs an international initiative that promotes ethics in artificial intelligence and autonomous systems. He has been involved in several European-level researh projects on the ethical and societal implications of robotics and is a member of the Allistene alliance's (Cerna) Commission for the Ethics of Research in Digital Science and Technology, in which he led the working group on robotics.