Legal issues for mobile servant robots
2017 (English)In: Advances in Robot Design and Intelligent Control: Proceedings of the 25th Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region (RAAD16) / [ed] A. Rodić, T. Borangiu, Springer, 2017, 605-612 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper identifies key legal issues which are emerging for Mobile Servant Robots (MSRs), a sub-type of Personal Care Robots (PCR) defined in ISO 13482. New cases are likely to be introduced in the market soon even though appropriate and specific binding legal regulations regarding MSRs are missing and several questions need to be carefully considered. The main issues of concern are the need for a concrete and holistic definition of MSR, clarification on the confusion among new emerging ISO/IEC robot categories (especially between boundaries and gaps in machinery with medical device regulations), unclear liability scenarios (avoiding harm, prospective liability, butterfly effect), defining and regulating human-robot collaborations and relationships, ethical issues (mass surveillance, post-monitoring personal data), autonomy (from the robot but also from the user perspective), isolation scenarios, etc. Despite the recent technical advances, there is still a long way ahead and further research is needed to overcome a variety of associated legal and ethical issues which are emerging.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2017. 605-612 p.
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357 ; 540
Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), ISO 13482:2014, Legal aspects, Mobile servant robots, Personal care robot, Social robots, Biomedical equipment, Intelligent robots, Laws and legislation, Machine design, Machinery, Philosophical aspects, Robotics, Robots, Human robot Interaction (HRI), Personal care, Human robot interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23524DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49058-8_66ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85007357480ISBN: 9783319490571 (print)ISBN: 978-3-319-49058-8 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23524DiVA: diva2:1071614
25th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD 2016; Belgrade, Serbia; 30 June-2 July 2016