Legal Frame of Non-Social Robots

Eduard Fosch Villaronga

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This paper describes some relevant legal aspects concerning non-social robots. Special attention is drawn to Person Carrier Robots (PCaR) and Physical Assistant Robots (PAR). Although concrete legal binding regulations concerning these two sub-types of Personal Care Robots (PCR) are missing, the insertion of this assistive technology into the market arises some legal and ethical concerns. The main concerns include: cognitive aspects involved in the use of the technology; data protection matters: the way roboticists can make their technology comply with to the new European General Data Protection Regulation; liability contexts depending on their degree of autonomy; privacy and autonomy issued; as well as understanding how the decrease in the human-human interaction could undermine the dignity of the person.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Medical and Service Robots
EditorsM. Husty, M. Hofbaur, M.I. Can Dede
Place of PublicationGraz
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2016


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    Fosch Villaronga, E. (2016). Legal Frame of Non-Social Robots. In M. Husty, M. Hofbaur, & M. I. Can Dede (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Medical and Service Robots (pp. -). Graz.