ELS1 - Robotics facing Law. The RoboLaw Kick-off Meeting (Public)

Workshop, 5th March, 16:30 

By presenting the EU funded project RoboLaw, this workshop intends to show how the legal problem of robotics is currently being addressed at the European level.


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The need for a legal regulation of robotics is becoming increasingly urgent. Legal liability, insurance, road traffic classification, and privacy, to name just a few open issues brought about by robots, may hinder the development and diffusion of robotic applications in the next future. 

This workshop intends to show how the legal problem of robotics is currently being addressed at the European level by illustrating the objectives of the EU funded project. 

Very shortly, the goal of the RoboLaw project is to understand how emerging robotic technologies in the field of biomedical research will make the setting of hard and soft laws even more sensitive in the coming years, by generating new ethical, legal and safety implications, for instance human enhancement and human teleoperation, or affecting already-known issues, such as surveillance, privacy, and dual-use.

Agenda & Speakers

During the workshop, the project partners will give short technical presentations, which will offer the audience tangible examples of the different aspects related to law and robotics.

16:30 - 16:45

Session 1 - RoboLaw: Kick-Off Meeting

Introduction by RoboLaw Project Officer (D. LAGIOU)

16:45 - 17:00

Presentations of RoboLaw Project by the Project Coordinator (E.


17:00 - 17:15

RoboLaw partner 1's speech (A. PIRNI - P. SALVINI)

17:15 - 17:30

RoboLaw partner 2's speech (R. LEENES)

17:30 - 17:45

RoboLaw partner 3's speech (K. WARWICK) 

17:45 - 18:00

RoboLaw partner 4's speech (F. BATTAGLIA)

18:00 - 18:15

The RoboLaw 'White Book on Regulating Robotics' (TBD)

18:15 - 18:30


Key topics

  • Legal issues concerning robotics

Workshop category

  • Presentations


Planned follow-up

The participants, if they agree, will be kept informed on the further activities

Further information




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The European Robotics Forum, organized by the European robotic networks EURON, EUROP, the euRobotics Coordination Action and hosted by The Danish Technological Institute, is in the field of robotics the meeting point for engineers, scientists and business people from all over Europe. The event will take place from 5-7 March 2012 in Odense, Denmark. 

More than 300 robotics researchers from industry and academia, as well as entrepreneurs and public investors, are expected to discuss the latest developments, research challenges and business opportunities for European robotics. 
This year's theme of the European Robotics Forum is "European Robotics towards new horizons".

For more information, registration for the forum, and to become an exhibitor, please visit the official European Robotics Forum 2012 website at www.europeanrobotics12.eu