Ethical, legal and economic implications of regulation of robotics will be explored during the second edition of the international summer school on "The regulation of robotics in Europe: legal, ethical and economic implications" to be held on July 3-8, 2017, in Pisa, Sant’Anna School, as part of the Jean Monnet Project, funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus + program. Applicants are required to submit all documents by 7 June 2017. The program provides a minimum of 40 hours comprising lectures and seminars. Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission will attend the Opening Ceremony on Monday, July 3.
Academics and speakers will focus on liability issues and ethical implications related to robotics policy in Europe. Andrea Bertolini, assistant professor of private law at Sant’Anna School and coordinator of the course, invited speakers from other research institutions and from the business community to give multi-disciplinary talks on their field. Engineers, philosophers, legal experts and economists will provide a deeper insight into the regulation of robotics and the ethical implications of having robots in our society.
Several academics were involved in EU project “RoboLaw”, coordinated by Erica Palmerini, professor of private law at Sant’Anna School. The RoboLaw project focused on the development of technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence, with particular attention to ethical and legal issues. The guidelines on the regulation of robotics for the European Parliament and the European Commission were presented by Andrea Bertolini before the JURI European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs, as the “RoboLaw” project result.
The summer school is aimed at undergraduate, masters or doctoral students, with social sciences background (lawyers, economists, philosophers and political scientists) or with engineering backgrounds. Lectures will offer the opportunity for enhancing the skills required for consultants working in robotics industry and for performing research activity in university and institutions.
“Lectures will focus on the code of ethical conduct in the field of robotics, robots' civil liability and production of robots as manufactured artefacts.
We also focus on the impact that robotics will have on data protection, intellectual property and consumer protection. Ethical issues and hazards such as dehumanisation of humans or over-dependence on robots need to be addressed for their impacts on present and future generations” – said Andrea Bertolini.
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