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FRC Member Joins the Winter School 'The Regulation of Robotics & AI in Europe: Legal, Ethical and Economic Implications"

  • December 2, 2020

FRC member, Carlotta Rigotti, will attend the II Edition of the EURA Winter School “The Regulation of Robotics & AI in Europe: Legal, Ethical and Economic Implications”, organised by the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, European Centre of Excellence on the Regulation of Robotics and AI.

The Winter School will be held online from November 30, 2020 to December, 5 2020, for a total of 40 hours. 

The course will offer an overview:

  • of relevant European regulation, both existing and prospective, in fields such as civil and criminal liability, privacy and data protection, robot-testing, and product safety;
  • of the ethical debate triggered by some emerging technologies, including autonomous vehicles, AI and biorobotics products for human enhancement;
  • of the European approach to Responsible Research and Innovation;
  • of the economic challenges connected with innovation (startups and financing).

Moreover, it will introduce students to a highly interdisciplinary methodology – developed within the RoboLaw Project –  to analyze those relevant issues.


The Scientific Committee also invited Carlotta to give a presentation on her PhD research during the Winter School Closing Ceremony, on Saturday 5, 10.00-13.00.

In this occasion, Carlotta will spark off a discussion on her PhD outline (Criminal law at the intersection between technology and sexuality. A case study on the potential criminalisation of abusing female sex robots), having special regard to the exploratory outputs of her first chapter.