Europe regulates robotics

Project Info

Project Description

EUROPE REGULATES ROBOTICS
Aula Magna, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Programma

 

DAY 1  – 27th September

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and welcome

9:00 – 10:00 Opening Ceremony
Greetings:
Pierdomenico Perata
Alberto di Martino
Andrea Bertolini

10:00 – 11:30 A European Approach to Robotics and AI
Chair: Mario Mariniello
Speakers: Bjoern Juretzki
Cecilia Laschi
Massimo Ippolito

11:30 – 13:00 A European Approach to Liability
Chair: Emanuela Navarretta
Speakers: Andrea Bertolini
Ian Kerr
Ugo Pagallo
Angela Sanguinetti

Lunch 13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:30 A European Approach to Ethical Design
Chair: Gianluigi Palombella
Speakers: Massimo Bergamasco
Raja Chatila
Viola Schiaffonati
Anne Gerdes

15:30 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 17:00 A European Approach to Standardization and Testing
Chair: Fabio Bonsignorio
Speakers: Fabio Bonsignorio
Bardo Schettini Gherardini
Kees Stuurman
Gurvinder Singh Virk

Dinner (for speakers only) 20:00

DAY 2 – 28th September

9:00  – 10:30 A European Approach to Data Protection
Chair: Alessandro Mantelero
Speakers: Dianora Poletti
Vagelis Papakonstantinou
Valentina Calderai
Gianclaudio Malgieri

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 13:00 A European Approach to IP Law
Chair: Giovanni Sartor
Speakers: Daniel Schönberger
Luke McDonagh
Enrico Bonadio

13:00 – 14:00 Break

14:00 – 16:00 Alternative Approaches to Regulation
Chair: Elettra Stradella
Speakers: Dominik Bösl
Atsuo Takanishi
Irene Sardellitti
Erica Palmerini

16.00 – 16:30 Conclusions

 


Abstract

The Conference constitutes the final event of the Jean Monnet Module “Europe Regulates Robotics”, a three-year long project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme (EAC/A04/2014). The Module draws on the experience of “Robolaw: Regulating Emerging Robotic Technologies in Europe: Robotics facing Law and Ethics” (FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-1), whose results were presented before the European Parliament JURI Committee on September 2014, sparking and inspiring the debate that led to the adoption of the Recommendations to the Commission on Civil Law Rules on Robotics (2015/2103(INL)).

Since 2015, the Module has primarily aimed to foster an informed and multidisciplinary debate around the regulation of robotics and AI and its implications in a legal, ethical and economic perspective, and to form academics, policy-makers and professionals in the emerging field of robolaw.

The Module pursued such goals through a number of events involving prominent international experts coming from fields such as law, engineering, political sciences, management, ethics, economics, ethology, and theology, and three editions of the international summer school “The Regulation of Robotics in Europe”, that saw the participation of students from some of the most prestigious European Universities, as well as professionals, and policy-makers.
The principles and the methodology adopted by the Jean Monnet Module embody that “European approach to AI”, which aims at boosting the European technological and industrial capacity and AI uptake across the economy, while anticipating and addressing socio-economic changes, and ensuring an appropriate ethical and legal framework, based on the Union’s values, and in line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU1.

The Conference intends to debate about the European Approach to AI and advanced robotics as it emerges from extant legislation, academic, and policy debates, and draw some conclusions on future challenges and perspectives. To this end, it brings together experts from various fields, policy-makers and representatives from the industry, in a two-day event to be hosted by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, in the beautiful setting of its main campus, a fourteenth-century Benedictine monastery located in the heart of Pisa historical centre.

FACULTY

Massimo Bergamasco
Professor of Applied Mechanics, Director of the TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Andrea Bertolini
Assistant Professor of Private Law, DIRPOLIS Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module “Europe Regulates Robotics”
Enrico Bonadio
Senior Lecturer in Law, The City Law School
Fabio Bonsignorio
Affiliate Professor, BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, CEO and founder of Heron Robots
Dominik Bösl
Vice President Consumer Driven Robotics, Senior Corporate Innovation Manager, KUKA
Valentina Calderai
Associate Professor of Private Law, University of Pisa
Raja Chatila
Professor of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Ethics, Sorbonne University, Chair of IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Alberto Di Martino
Professor of Criminal Law, vice Director of DIRPOLIS Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Anne Gerdes
Associate Professor, Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark
Massimo Ippolito
Head of Digital Innovation & Infrastructures, Comau
Bjoern Juretzki
Assistant to the Director-General, European Commission, DG CONNECT
Ian Kerr
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law, and Technology, University of Ottawa
Cecilia Laschi
Professor of Biorobotics, BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Gianclaudio Malgieri
Doctoral Researcher at LSTS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Alessandro Mantelero
Associate Professor of Private Law, Politecnico di Torino, Rapporteur, Council of Europe
Mario Mariniello
Digital Adviser at the European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission
Luke McDonagh
Senior Lecturer, City Law School, University of London
Emanuela Navarretta
Professor of Private Law, Dean, Department of Law, University of Pisa
Ugo Pagallo
Professor of Jurisprudence, Department of Law, University of Turin, member of the Expert Group on Liability and New Technologies formation, New Technologies formation
Erica Palmerini
Associate Professor of Private Law, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Gianluigi Palombella
Professor of Applied Legal Theory, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Vagelis Papakonstantinou
Senior Researcher, Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pierdomenico Perata
Professor of Plant Physiology, Rector of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Dianora Poletti
Professor of Private Law, University of Pisa
Angela Sanguinetti
Legal and Policy Officer, Contract Law Unit, DG Justice, European Commission
Irene Sardellitti
Programme Officer, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Digital Innovation Hubs, DG Connect, European Commission
Giovanni Sartor
Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Informatics, European University Institute and University of Bologna
Bardo Schettini Gherardini
Director Legal & Digital, KNOWENCE, and former Director of Legal Affairs at CEN and CENELEC
Viola Schiaffonati
Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Department of Electronic, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano
Daniel Schönberger
Attorney at Law, Head of the Legal Department for Switzerland and Austria, Google
Elettra Stradella
Assistant Professor of Public Comparative Law, University of Pisa
Kees Stuurman
Professor of Information Technology Standards, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society
Atsuo Takanishi
Professor, Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering & Humanoid Robotics Institute, Waseda University
Gurvinder Singh Virk
Professor of Robotics and the Built Environment, Department of Technology and Built Environment, University of Gävle

Scientific coordinator

Andrea Bertolini
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – DIRPOLIS Institute
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33, 56127 Pisa (PI) – Italy
Tel: 0039 050.88.19.47
E-mail: andrea.bertolini@santannapisa.it

Final conference of the Jean Monnet Module “Europe Regulates Robotics”, organized with the support of the Horizon 2020-Project Inbots, and DIRPOLIS Department of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, within the 2nd edition of the International Robotics Festival (Pisa 27th September – 3rd October), that won the 2017 medal of the President of the Italian Republic, with over 10.000 attendances