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Kristen Thomasen is one of the leading Canadian experts in robotics law and policy, specializing in drone regulation and the privacy impacts of robotic technologies. Kristen is an Assistant Professor in Law, Robotics and Society in the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. She teaches Robotics Law & Policy and Tort Law. Kristen is completing her PhD in Law at the University of Ottawa. She previously clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Honourable Justice Rosalie Abella and at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.


Drones aren’t planes: op-ed

Using the wrong metaphor for unmanned aerial vehicles can have serious policy implication    

Drone Rules: 2018

Kristen speaks to CTV about new drone rules    

Legalities of Autonomous Vehicles

Kristen speaks with CBC on a hot topic

Robotics and AI: Social and Economic Impacts

Watch Kristen speak in open caucus at Senate

Drone Rules: 2017

Kristen Thomasen on 2017 Drone Rules

Drone Rules: 2016

Thomasen speaks with CBC Windsor about changes to drone rules  


Personal Drones, AI and our Privacy

Talk on working paper: Robots Public Spaces  

Beyond Airspace Safety: A Feminist Perspective on Drone Privacy Regulation

Presented at We Robot 2017 (Yale Law School, New Haven CT, March 31-April 1). Published in Canadian Journal of Law and Technology (2018 vol. 16)





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