“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

E. Fosch-Villaronga*, M. A. Heldeweg

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInclusive Robotics for a Better Society
Subtitle of host publicationSelected Papers from INBOTS Conference 2018, 16-18 October, 2018, Pisa, Italy
EditorsJosé L. Pons
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-24074-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-24073-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event1st International Conference on Inclusive Robotics for a better Society 2018 - Il Palazzo dei Congressi di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Duration: 16 Oct 201820 Oct 2018
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570


Conference1st International Conference on Inclusive Robotics for a better Society 2018
Abbreviated titleINBOTS 2018
Internet address


  • Evidence-based policy
  • Ex-post legislative evaluation
  • Governance
  • Iteration
  • Learning process
  • Robot impact assessment
  • Robot technology
  • Shared data repository
  • 22/3 OA procedure

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