Robotics and the Law — Stanford, CA

Stanford Law School‘s Center for Internet Law and Society hosts We Robot: Getting Down to Business April 8-9, 2013. The deadline for submitting proposals is Jan. 18, 2013.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Legal and policy responses to likely effects of robotics on manufacturing or the environment
  • Perspectives on the interplay between legal frameworks and robotic software and hardware
  • Intellectual property issues raised by collaboration within robotics (or with robots)
  • Perspectives on collaboration between legal and technical communities
  • Tort law issues, including product liability, professional malpractice, and the calculation of damages
  • Administrative law issues, including FDA or FAA approval
  • Privacy law and privacy enhancing technologies
  • Comparative/international perspectives on robotics law
  • Issues of legal and economic policy, including tax, employment, and corporate governance

In addition to scholarly papers, the organizers invite proposals for demos of cutting-edge commercial applications of robotics or recent technical research that speaks one way or another to the immediate commercial prospects of robots.

Further details here.

Hat tip: IP and IT Conferences. mw