JUNE, 2014


Regulating Emerging Robotic Technologies in Europe:
Robotics facing Law and Ethics

Project No.: 289092
Start date: March 1st, 2012
Duration: 27 Months
Funding scheme: Collaborative project
EU Financial Contribution: 1.497.966 EUR

Welcome to the RoboLaw Project!

 DustCart fild test in Peccioli (2010) The main objective of the RoboLaw project is to investigate the ways in which emerging technologies in the field of (bio-) robotics (e.g. bionics, neural interfaces and nanotechnologies) have a bearing on the content, meaning and setting of the law. The most important outcome of the RoboLaw project will consist of some "Guidelines on Regulating Robotics", containing regulatory suggestions for the European Commission, in order to establish of a solid framework of 'robolaw' in Europe. READ MORE >>

  • Deliverable D5.4 'Techno-Regulation and Robotic Technologies: An Analysis of Behaviour-Elicitation through Design' SUBMITTED
    The output of this deliverable the article entitled 'Laws on robots, laws by robots, laws in robots: regulating robots' behaviour by design' which will be published in the Autumn 2014 issue of the international journal Law, Innovation and Technology

  • Beyond Therapy v. Enhancement? Multidisciplinary analyses of a heated debate. This second issue of the RoboLaw Series is edited by Federica Lucivero and Anton Vedder from TILT and is the result of the workshop on 'Neurotechnological Interventions: Therapy or Enhancement', which took place in November 2012 at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society of Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

  • Prof. Julian Nida-Rümelin from partner LMU was recently interviewed on the role of philosophers in the RoboLaw project. The interview appeared with the title The Essence of the Machine and is reported HERE