EU institutions are increasingly focusing on the legal challenges posed by the robotics and artificial intelligence sector. On May 16, 2017, the European Commission published a paper announcing a series of regulatory and policy initiatives in response to the European Parliament’s resolution on European civil law rules on robotics of February 2017. These initiatives may shape the development of the sector in Europe as they will affect the EU’s rules on product liability and product safety, develop certification and insurance schemes for autonomous cars, and provide significant funding for research innovation. The Robolaw ProjectThe European Parliament’s resolution on European Civil Law Rules on Robotics is based on a series of reports prepared by the Robolaw project. The latter was a two year projected funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development … [Read more...] about What is a Robot under EU Law?