The development of strong artificial intelligence and increasingly sophisticated robotics will be a defining theme of the 21st century. To explore the implications of evolving A.I. and robotics, this spring the Robert Strauss Center is excited to launch an interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence Program titled Consortium on Law and Ethics of A.I. and Robotics (CLEAR). CLEAR will bring together leaders in the academy, industry, and government to promote a better understanding of the legal, ethical, and policy challenges posed by these emergent technologies.