Robots are on the rise, from Pepper to the new family robot JIBO, intelligent machines and systems are gaining attention in the public, academic, and regulatory sectors.


Project Resources

  • Robotics and Law Primer Videos

    Designed to cover the basic topics for a robotics policy class, the Primer Videos cover tech topics such as: bots, algorithms, machine learning, and robots; as well as legal topics providing explanations of administrative law and product liability.

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  • To Make a Robot Secure: An Experimental Analysis of Cyber Security Threats Against Teleoperated Surgical Robots

    Rapidly growing applications of teleoperated robots raise the question; what if the computer systems for these robots are attacked, taken over and even turned into weapons? This paper seeks to answer this question by systematically analyzing possible cyber security attacks against an advanced teleoperated robotic surgery system, aiming to raise awareness and increase understanding of these emerging threats.

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  • App Stores for the Brain: Privacy and Security in Brain-Computer Interfaces

    This paper identifies privacy and security issues arising from possible misuse or inappropriate use of brain-computer interfaces. It won the Best Paper award at the 2014 International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology.

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  • The Case for a Federal Robotics Commission

    Published by Brookings, this paper is part of series focused on the future of civilian robotics, which seeks to answer the varied legal questions around the integration of robotics into human life.

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  • Robotics and the Lessons of Cyberlaw

    Two decades of analysis have produced a rich set of insights as to how the law should apply to the Internet’s peculiar characteristics. But, in the meantime, technology has not stood still. This article, published in the California Law Review, is the first to examine what the introduction of a new, equally transformative technology means for cyberlaw (and law in general).

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Past Events

  • WeRobot 2015 Keynote: An Evening with Tony Dyson

    In 2015 Tony Dyson, noted roboticist and special effects model-maker and the builder of R2-D2, discussed the future of robotics with Co-Director Ryan Calo.

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  • We Robot 2015

    We hosted the fourth annual robotics law and policy conference with the University of Washington School of Law.

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