12th January 2017

EP report calls on Commission to draft proposal: Who should be liable when someone gets hurt due to robots?

A report being voted on today by the European Parliament's legal affairs committee calls on the European Commission to produce a legislative proposal to deal with issues such as who should be liable if someone gets hurt due to robots.

"We are not talking about weapons. We define robots as physical machines, equipped with sensors and interconnected so they can gather data. The next generation of robots will be more and more capable of learning by themselves. The most high-profile ones are self-driving cars, but they also include drones, industrial robots, care robots, entertainment robots, toys, robots in farming...", says report author Mady Delvaux, a Luxembourg member of the S&D group.

Read the full interview.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic