This article was first published in Computer Law & Security Review Volume 32, Issue 4, August 2016, Pages 557–576
In the previous edition of this special series on robotics and law, we explored some of the legal, regulatory and ethical implications of robotic systems and applications. We continue on that theme in this edition, focusing on specific types of robotic systems (medical device robots and nanorobotics) and core legal and regulatory issues, including intellectual property, employment and cyber security. In exploring these areas, our objective remains to start a dialogue about how our existing legal frameworks might need to adapt and change to meet the demands of the robotics age. We then conclude this special series with our views on the future of robotics law and the development of legal practice in this area.
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