Robot Law

Author: Ryan Calo,A Michael Froomkin,Ian Kerr

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783476737

Category: Law

Page: 424

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Like the Internet before it, robotics is a socially and economically transformative technology. Robot Law explores how the increasing sophistication of robots and their widespread deployment into hospitals, public spaces, and battlefields requires rethinking of a wide variety of philosophical and public policy issues, including how this technology interacts with existing legal regimes, and thus may inspire changes in policy and in law. This volume collects the efforts of a diverse group of scholars who each, in their own way, has worked to overcome barriers in order to facilitate necessary and timely discussions of a technology in its infancy. Identifying controversial legal, ethical, and philosophical problems, the authors reveal how issues surrounding robotics and regulation are more complicated than engineers could have anticipated, and just how much definitional and applied work remains to be done. This groundbreaking examination of a brand-new reality will be of interest and of use to a variety of groups as the authors include engineers, ethicists, lawyers, roboticists, philosophers, and serving military.

Comparative handbook: robotic technologies law

Author: Alain Bensoussan,Jérémy Bensoussan

Publisher: Éditions Larcier

ISBN: 2804491773

Category: Law

Page: 392

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Studies of the overall impact of robotics on the economy have shown that investments in its various sectors – industrial, professional and service robotics – are increasing globally and the markets associated with them are valued in billions. Robotization improves the competitiveness of enterprises, while collaborative robotics reinvents methods of production. Beyond the economic outlook, service robotics, backed by the development of artificial intelligence, raises challenging ethical and social issues. The legal analysis of robotics is no mean feat because it covers a very diverse technical reality. Companies whose businesses are focused on robotic technologies and applications can be confronted with a complex legal situation resulting from the plurality of the applicable rules which have not necessarily been conceived or adopted bearing in mind their specific constraints. This situation should not hamper their development. It only implies taking cues from the economic legal norms which promote such developments and conducting an analysis of the legal risks which they face, given the applicable rules of liability. This comparative study – carried out by members of the Lexing® Network – proposes an overview, having regard to the legislation of 17 different countries, of the legal issues raised by robotics and the way the law in force responds, in a more or less satisfactory manner. Discover the authors & contributors in details under the tab 'Extraits'.

Robotics, Autonomics, and the Law

Legal issues arising from the AUTONOMICS for Industry 4.0 Technology Programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Author: Eric Hilgendorf,Uwe Seidel

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 384528465X

Category: Law

Page: 267

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Autonome Systeme sind ein Trendthema. Durch zunehmende Vernetzung, Sensorik und Maschinenlernen wird ihre Entwicklung stetig vorangetrieben. Länder wie die USA, Korea, Japan, China, aber auch Deutschland nehmen dabei eine Vorreiterrolle ein. Der internationalen Technikentwicklung steht die nationale Konzeption und Entwicklung des Rechts gegenüber. Spannungen zwischen den beiden Disziplinen lassen sich – insbesondere bei der Geschwindigkeit der technischen Entwicklung – kaum vermeiden. Die hier vorgelegten Untersuchungen behandeln grundlegende Fragen des rechtlichen Umgangs mit den neuen technischen Entwicklungen, aber auch Spezialfälle wie Autonome Fahrzeuge oder Drohnen. Hervorgegangen sind die Texte aus dem Technologieprogramm AUTONOMIK für Industrie 4.0 des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie. Mit Beiträgen von: Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf; Uwe Seidel; Prof. Dr. Amedeo Santosuosso; Prof. Dr. Ryan Calo; Xiaoyan Huang; Minkyu Kim; Takayuki Matsuo, Prof. Dr. Kristen Thomasen; Prof. Dr. Susanne Beck; Berthold Haustein, Jochen Feldle

Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence

Author: Woodrow Barfield,Ugo Pagallo

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786439050

Category: Computers

Page: 736

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The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has made tremendous advances in the last two decades, but as smart as AI is now, it is getting smarter and becoming more autonomous. This raises a host of challenges to current legal doctrine, including whether AI/algorithms should count as ‘speech’, whether AI should be regulated under antitrust and criminal law statutes, and whether AI should be considered as an agent under agency law or be held responsible for injuries under tort law. This book contains chapters from US and international law scholars on the role of law in an age of increasingly smart AI, addressing these and other issues that are critical to the evolution of the field.

Ich, der Roboter


Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364113207X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Robots auf dem Vormarsch Dr. Susan Calvin war fünfzig Jahre lang als Robotpsychologin bei der U. S. Robot Company angestellt, einem der größten Unternehmen der Welt. Sie erlebte hautnah mit, wie Robots zum alltäglichen Bestandteil der menschlichen Kultur wurden und welche Probleme es mit sich bringt, wenn Menschen mit Robotern zusammenleben. Vor allem aber stellt sich eine Frage: Was passiert, wenn sich Mensch und Roboter kaum noch voneinander unterscheiden? In neun Erzählungen zeigt sie einem jungen Reporter, wie eine Zukunft, geprägt von gigantischen Positronengehirnen, für uns Menschen aussieht.

Incredible Robots in Law Enforcement

Author: Louise Spilsbury,Richard Spilsbury

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1474731244

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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"Robots are already being used in many areas of law enforcement, such as surveillance cameras and bomb disposal. As technology develops, one day robots might even replace human police officers. This book explores the technology used to create these amazing robots. Real life examples help readers understand the science and engineering behind these incredble machines"--Page 4 of cover.

New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction

Author: Donald M. Hassler,Clyde Wilcox

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570037368

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

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Surveying the vast expanse of politically-charged science fiction, this book posits that the defining dilemma for these tales rests in whether identity and meaning germinate from progressive linear changes or progress, or from a continuous return to primitive realities of war, death and the competition for survival.

Robot Technology

Author: Ian Graham

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237540754

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Robot Technology looks at robots that are used in space exploration, and developments that may happen in the future, for example, landing on Mars. It looks at robot explorers that go to places humans cannot reach, such as the sea bed, and into the craters of volcanoes. The title explores military machines, and discusses the possibility of humanoid robots. It also asks important questions about whether advances in robot technology could threaten humans. New Technology is an exciting, up-to-date look at new technology and the effect it is having on the world. Each title looks forward to likely future technological advances that will affect our everyday lives.

Robots Are People Too

How Siri, Google Car, and Artificial Intelligence Will Force Us to Change Our Laws

Author: John Frank Weaver

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440829462

Category: LAW

Page: 234

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The only book of its kind to look at how our legal system needs to change to accommodate a world in which machines, in addition to people, make decisions. • Describes court cases, regulations, and statutes that are affected by the technological advances of artificial intelligence • Eschews overtly technical or legalistic discussions to provide clear, accessible information • Discusses a number of popular, topical, and controversial technologies, providing historical background for each and their legal implications • Focuses on devices that are already in use to illustrate where the law falls short in governing artificial intelligence and how legal models should be amended

Sascha's World

Author: Lance J. Lessler

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479722219

Category: Fiction

Page: 597

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The next twenty-five years could be the most interesting, if not the most prosperous, for humankind in all human history. Whether or not we will reach the point that futurist Ray Kurzweil termed The Singularity, when computers become smarter than people, advancements in computers, biotechnology, and robotics will create unique options and dilemmas for mankind. Sascha=s World is the story of a chimpanzee with a human brain, whose talents and imagination and luck take us to a future on the brink of the evolution of a new species of man, who never grows old. But, to make the perfection of the human race a reality, Sascha will have to deal with the corporate oligarchs who have taken over the United States, following the defeat of President Obama in 2012. Sascha=s efforts lead to a climactic campaign for President. Will there be a chimpanzee in the White House in 2033?

The Laws of Robots

Crimes, Contracts, and Torts

Author: Ugo Pagallo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400765649

Category: Law

Page: 200

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This book explores how the design, construction, and use of robotics technology may affect today’s legal systems and, more particularly, matters of responsibility and agency in criminal law, contractual obligations, and torts. By distinguishing between the behaviour of robots as tools of human interaction, and robots as proper agents in the legal arena, jurists will have to address a new generation of “hard cases.” General disagreement may concern immunity in criminal law (e.g., the employment of robot soldiers in battle), personal accountability for certain robots in contracts (e.g., robo-traders), much as clauses of strict liability and negligence-based responsibility in extra-contractual obligations (e.g., service robots in tort law). Since robots are here to stay, the aim of the law should be to wisely govern our mutual relationships.

Machine Medical Ethics

Author: Simon Peter van Rysewyk,Matthijs Pontier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331908108X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 369

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The essays in this book, written by researchers from both humanities and science, describe various theoretical and experimental approaches to adding medical ethics to a machine, what design features are necessary in order to achieve this, philosophical and practical questions concerning justice, rights, decision-making and responsibility in medical contexts, and accurately modeling essential physician-machine-patient relationships. In medical settings, machines are in close proximity with human beings: with patients who are in vulnerable states of health, who have disabilities of various kinds, with the very young or very old and with medical professionals. Machines in these contexts are undertaking important medical tasks that require emotional sensitivity, knowledge of medical codes, human dignity and privacy. As machine technology advances, ethical concerns become more urgent: should medical machines be programmed to follow a code of medical ethics? What theory or theories should constrain medical machine conduct? What design features are required? Should machines share responsibility with humans for the ethical consequences of medical actions? How ought clinical relationships involving machines to be modeled? Is a capacity for empathy and emotion detection necessary? What about consciousness? This collection is the first book that addresses these 21st-century concerns.

Meditation on the Divine Legitimacy of Man

by the Bet of Divinity and the Reflex of Kindness for the Salvational Revolution

Author: Bogdan J. Wnuk

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781441576828

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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Meditation is the result of departing from and returning to Christianity. It is about tasting again the “salt” of Jesus’ teachings and rejoicing in imitating him, in our eternal life, which, for us “christians”, begins down here, on earth, and will continue on in heaven... The Catholic Church, which I served, as an altar boy from the age of 6 to the age of 18, made me a legalistic “robot” with little or no free will. I was engulfed in guilt and despair that I will never amount to anything good spiritually. One day, I quit trying to become a “good” catholic and went on a journey of discovery of other more “attractive” religions... only to find along the way that Jesus is the way!

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

Author: John D. Barrow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407020056

Category: Science

Page: 304

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'If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.' John von Neumann Mathematics can tell you things about the world that can't be learned in any other way. This hugely informative and wonderfully entertaining Brain Shot answers a few essential questions about existence. It unravels the knotty, clarifies the conundrums and sheds light into dark corners. From winning the lottery, financial investment with Time Travelers and the weirdest football match ever to Sherlock Holmes, Elections, game theory, drunks, packing for your holiday and the madness of crowds; from chaos to infinity and everything in between, Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know has all the answers! BRAIN SHOTS: The byte-sized guide to all the things you didn't know you didn't know...

LEGO Technic Robotics

Author: Mark Rollins

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430249811

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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Building robots is a snap with LEGO Technic Robotics! This book shows you how to use LEGO bricks and Power Functions components such as motors and remote controls to create all kinds of robots. Best of all, you don’t have to learn any programming. You just need your imagination and the expert building principles that you’ll find inside LEGO Technic Robotics. Author Mark Rollins teaches you the hows and whys of Technic project design. You’re not just snapping pieces here and there; with LEGO Technic Robotics you’re actively learning the fundamentals of good design so you can go on to create truly spectacular LEGO robot creations. From robots that run on wheels, walk on two or four legs, or move and function in ways that only you can dream up, this book will help you create your own robot army. Turn to LEGO Technic Robotics and build with real power! After you’ve mastered the techniques in this book, if you’re looking to build more creations, check out Practical LEGO Technics, also written by Mark Rollins, and discover how to build vehicles that can roll, run, and more. Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color. You can download the color diagrams in the book from

Theory of Applied Robotics

Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control

Author: Reza N. Jazar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387689647

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 694

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This user-friendly book presents a wealth of robotics topics at a theoretical-practical level, most notably orientation, velocity, and forward kinematics. It explains robotics concepts in detail, concentrating on their practical use. More than 300 detailed examples with fully-worked solutions help provide a balanced and broad understanding of robotics in today’s world. In addition, the book includes related theorems and formal proofs as well as real-life applications. The volume is richly illustrated with over 200 diagrams to help readers visualize concepts. It also offers a wealth of detailed problem sets and challenge problems for the more advanced reader.

Control of Robot Manipulators in Joint Space

Author: Rafael Kelly,Victor Santibáñez Davila,Julio Antonio Loría Perez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852339993

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 426

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Tutors can design entry-level courses in robotics with a strong orientation to the fundamental discipline of manipulator control pdf solutions manual Overheads will save a great deal of time with class preparation and will give students a low-effort basis for more detailed class notes Courses for senior undergraduates can be designed around Parts I – III; these can be augmented for masters courses using Part IV

Robots or Rebels: The Dangers of Growing Up a Legalist, and Biblical Motivations for True Holiness

Author: Robert P. Pruitt

Publisher: Ambassador International

ISBN: 1620203588

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Legalism! Almost no one is neutral on the subject. Some see a legalist behind every attempt to encourage holiness in the lives of God’s people, while others fail to see that they have fallen into the clutches of legalistic thinking. In the name of calling people to righteousness, many add to the Word of God and form a system destined to end in an unbiblical approach to godly living. The results of legalism are devastating. Many fail to learn to think, or at least think biblically, but continue to conform to the rules that have been laid before them. Robotic in their obedience, they never experience the joy of the freedom available in Christ. Others rebel, not only against the system, but against even those teachings that are true to the Scriptures. These rebels often leave their families and the church in pursuit of personal pleasure. In so doing they find themselves becoming slaves to sin. This book is designed to expose legalism and its tragic results, and then point the way to a true holiness that is based in biblical motivations. Christ is glorified only through truly holy lives.

Science Fiction and Philosophy

From Time Travel to Superintelligence

Author: Susan Schneider

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444327909

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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A timely volume that uses science fiction as a springboard to meaningful philosophical discussions, especially at points of contact between science fiction and new scientific developments. Raises questions and examines timely themes concerning the nature of the mind, time travel, artificial intelligence, neural enhancement, free will, the nature of persons, transhumanism, virtual reality, and neuroethics Draws on a broad range of books, films and television series, including The Matrix, Star Trek, Blade Runner, Frankenstein, Brave New World, The Time Machine, and Back to the Future Considers the classic philosophical puzzles that appeal to the general reader, while also exploring new topics of interest to the more seasoned academic