Regulating Emerging Robotic Technologies in Europe: Robotics facing Law and Ethics
The main aim of 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 interrelations between technical, legal and moral norms in this field will be analysed, in order to define what could be the best balance between them, and to promote a technically feasible, yet also ethically and legally sound basis for future robotics developments. Uncovering ethical values embedded into robotics technologies and identifying ethical issues arising from their use are also key elements of this research.
The most important outcome of the RoboLaw project will consist of some ethical and legal recommendations for the European Commission, in order to establish a solid framework of robotics ethics and robotics law in Europe.