International Summer School : The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Legal, Ethical and Economic Implications
The Summer School is part of a three-year project that was awarded in the framework of the Call for proposals 2015 — EAC/A04/2014 under the Jean Monnet Activities of the Erasmus+ Programme – Jean Monnet Modules on “Europe Regulates Robotics”.
The Summer School will provide participants with an advanced understanding of the European framework within which robotic technologies are to be developed, marketed and used.
Robotic technologies represent a novel kind of applications that has to be fitted within a pre-existing framework of legal standards, and socio-ethical beliefs and principles. Robots developed by research laboratories and industries across Europe need to comply with existing regulation, be respectful of – and promote – existing rights as recognized by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (CFR), abide a responsible research and innovation approach and take into account existing – social – needs and desires.
It is therefore essential, both for engineers designing such applications and for lawyers and social scientists seeking to acquire relevant professional skills to be able to counsel roboticists and robotic enterprises, to acquire an exact understanding of all the different profiles and of interdisciplinary interactions.
To provide students with a solid background and methodological approach to:
> enter the market for consultancy services to businesses developing robotic products
> undergo independent research in law and technology
> understand the non-technological issues to take into account in robotic products design.