November 11, 2010 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Discussions of robotics and the law tend to take on an air of science fiction, asking how we might parse responsibility and rights in an age of autonomous machines and programs. But we need not look so far into the future. There are millions of robots in use today with many more expected within the next few years. Are these "personal robots" the next personal computers? And, if so, are changes necessary to the law in the short run to preserve innovation and incentive safety? Join Ryan Calo for a conversation about the immediate future of robotics and the legal infrastructure that will receive them.