Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Robotics: Legal Innovations

  • Raphaël Rault
  • Damien Trentesaux
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 762)


Ethical, societal and legal issues are rising jointly with the development of autonomous robotic systems immersed into human society. This work focuses on legal aspects and intends to raise the awareness of engineers and researchers in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence with applications to embedded autonomous systems, cyber-physical systems and self-organizing systems. The paper discusses in detail some recent legal innovations in these fields. Two questions are specifically addressed: how does the lawyer apprehend artificial intelligence and robotics? Which are the existing rules and the necessary legal innovations coming in the next years?


Artificial intelligence Data Robotics Legal General data protection regulation Intellectual property EU civil laws on robotics Liability Cyber-physical systems 



This work is done within the context of the project “Droit des robots et autres avatars de l’humain” (robotic laws and other avatars of the human). The authors would like to thank the University of Strasbourg for its support to this project. This research work is also done in the context of the project “Etude de faisabilité de l’intelligence artificielle pour le train autonome” (feasibility study on artificial intelligence for the autonomous train) supported by the Railenium technological research institute and funded by the French railway agency SNCF. The authors would also like to thank these institutions for their supports.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alter via AvocatsLilleFrance
  2. 2.LAMIH UMR CNRS 8201, SurferLabUniversity of ValenciennesValenciennes CedexFrance

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