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“Meet Me Halfway,” Said the Robot to the Regulation

Linking Ex-Ante Technology Impact Assessments to Legislative Ex-Post Evaluations via Shared Data Repositories for Robot Governance

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Abstract

Current legislation may apply to new developments. Even so, these developments may raise new challenges that call into question the applicability of this legislation. This paper explains what happens at this moment for new robot technologies. We argue that there is no formal communication process between robot developers and regulators from which policies could learn. To bridge this gap, we propose a model that links technology impact assessments to legislative ex-post evaluations via shared data repositories.

Keywords

  • Iteration
  • Learning process
  • Robot technology
  • Governance
  • Robot impact assessment
  • Ex-post legislative evaluation
  • Shared data repository
  • Evidence-based policy

This research was financially supported by the Tech4People program of the University of Twente.

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    Cfr.: http://dustbot.org/ last accessed November 9, 2018.

  2. 2.

    Cfr.: https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s3502/BILLS-115s3502is.pdf.

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Fosch-Villaronga, E., Heldeweg, M.A. (2020). “Meet Me Halfway,” Said the Robot to the Regulation. In: Pons, J. (eds) Inclusive Robotics for a Better Society. INBOTS 2018. Biosystems & Biorobotics, vol 25. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24074-5_21

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