September 10, 2022

Co-Director on the Fast-evolving Regulatory Landscape for Robots


Both the WeRobot 2022 conference and TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo were recently featured in an article by GeekWire exploring the future of robotics law. The annual WeRobot conference, which will be hosted by the Tech Policy Lab this year, attracts scholars and technologists from around the world to discuss the latest legal and policy questions in robotics. In the article, Calo highlighted the importance of the conference in keeping up with the ever-changing regulatory landscape surrounding autonomous systems. “First of all, there are many state laws related to robots, to drones, driverless cars, robot delivery, there are federal rules governing some of these same technologies,” Calo said. “And many of the kinds of questions that we predicted over the years have, in fact, come up.”