AJung Moon


AJung Moon is an experimental roboticist. She investigates how robots and AI systems influence the way people move, behave, and make decisions in order to inform how we can design and deploy such autonomous intelligent systems more responsibly.

At McGill University, she is the Director of the McGill Responsible Autonomy & Intelligent System Ethics (RAISE) lab. The RAISE lab is an interdisciplinary group that investigates the social and ethical implications of robots and AI systems and explores what it means for engineers to be designing and deploying such systems responsibly for a better, technological future.

She is a Korean-Canadian and based in Montréal, Canada.

*The proper way to spell of her first name is with the two capital letters.

Research Interests

  • human-robot interaction

    • human-robot collaboration (e.g., collaborative assembly)

    • nonverbal communication (gestures, cues)

    • real-time human-robot negotiation using motions/gestures

  • AI ethics

    • translation of ethics principles into design/deployment/operation decisions

    • operations research into the 'value-add' of AI ethics approaches

    • embedding human values into predictive, data-driven algorithms

  • robot ethics

    • ethics and policy implications of autonomous intelligent systems (e.g., care robots, autonomous cars, lethal autonomous weapons)

Academic Positions & Affiliations


Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

McConnell Engineering Building

3480 University Street, Room 541

Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 0E9

Office: 514-398-7110

Email: ajung.moon@mcgill.ca

Twitter: @RoboEthics