ROBOTICS LAW & POLICY WINTER
3 credits Paper
- 20% course participation (in-class and online)
- 20% in-class presentation 10% research paper outline
- 50% research paper
We are entering an age of advanced robotics, artificial intelligence and automation. In the near future, it is estimated that robots will be operating in our homes, offices, hospitals, streets, skies, courts, and law firms. The increasing automation of tasks formerly performed by humans, as well as the expansion of human capabilities through robotic technology, will challenge existing legal doctrine and social policy in novel and unexpected ways. This seminar explores some of the legal and policy implications of current and near-future robotics and artificial intelligence, including personal and service robots, drones, automated vehicles, Internet bots, and expert legal systems, with a particular focus on the access to justice issues that may be raised, or resolved, by these emerging technologies. Readings and course material will draw from multiple interdisciplinary sources, with a particular focus on legal and policy sources.