European Legal Issues Applied to Safe Robots

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 252)


In this article we study the safety issue of deploying robots from the legal point of view. We start describing the needs for deploying robots and then the legal issues related to safe robots. Then we study the liability from the contractual and extra contractual point of views, and we explain how is the present legislation about the responsibility of the problems that can happen with robots and their deployment. Also, we discuss the company and public administration liability (quality problem) and how it is approached by the European legislation. Moreover, we discuss how tele-operation of robots by humans can affect the safety issues.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grup de Recerca en Dret Privat, Consum i Noves Tecnologies, Faculty of LawUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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