Law, Governance and Technology Series

The Laws of Robots

Crimes, Contracts, and Torts

Authors: Pagallo, Ugo

  • Provides a comprehensive approach to the legal challenges of robotics technology
  • Presents case studies illustrating the current discussion on the agency of autonomous and "intelligent" machines
  • Contains a special chapter on new forms of accountability for future use
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This book explores how the design, construction, and use of robotics technology may affect today’s legal systems and, more particularly, matters of responsibility and agency in criminal law, contractual obligations, and torts. By distinguishing between the behaviour of robots as tools of human interaction, and robots as proper agents in the legal arena, jurists will have to address a new generation of “hard cases.” General disagreement may concern immunity in criminal law (e.g., the employment of robot soldiers in battle), personal accountability for certain robots in contracts (e.g., robo-traders), much as clauses of strict liability and negligence-based responsibility in extra-contractual obligations (e.g., service robots in tort law). Since robots are here to stay, the aim of the law should be to wisely govern our mutual relationships.

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eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6564-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6563-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9804-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Laws of Robots
Book Subtitle
Crimes, Contracts, and Torts
Authors
Series Title
Law, Governance and Technology Series
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6564-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6564-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6563-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9804-5
Series ISSN
2352-1902
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 200
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