Regulating Robots


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SCL Technology Law Futures Forum - Thursday 26 and Friday 27 June 2014, London

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Regulating Robots

  1. 1. SCL Technology Law Futures Forum London 26-27 June 2014 Regulating Robots Alessandro Mantelero Politecnico di Torino - Nexa Center for Internet and Society Oxford Internet Institute (Visiting Fellow) FP7-288021
  2. 2. A. Mantelero © 2014 Regulating Robots Human-robot interaction The context:  Humanoid robots (AI, sensors, data, cloud, physical body)  Human being (knowledge, awareness, age, cognitive capacity, health conditions) Effects of interactions:  An extensive collection of personal information  Potential physical and psychological harms Related risks:  Physical human-robot interaction: damages caused by products (traditional approach)  Data/sensors: data protection, surveillance (traditional and new)  Human-robot relationship: influence on user’s behaviors (new)
  3. 3. A. Mantelero © 2014 Regulating robots  Central role played by risk assessment procedures  From users to regulatory agencies  Multi-stakeholder approach  Co-regulation  Social/ethical impact assessment  Solutions by design  Liability  Strict liability  Mandatory insurance  Liability of the owner or custodian (robots differs from quasi-human entities or animals) Regulating Robots
  4. 4. A. Mantelero © 2014 Alessandro Mantelero @mantelero Regulating Robots