Liability in Robotics: An International Perspective on Robots as Animals

@article{Kelley2010LiabilityIR,
  title={Liability in Robotics: An International Perspective on Robots as Animals},
  author={Richard Kelley and Enrique Schaerer and Micaela Gomez and Monica N. Nicolescu},
  journal={Advanced Robotics},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={1861 - 1871}
}
As service robots become increasingly common in society, so too will accidents involving service robots. Current law functions effectively to adjudicate the disputes that arise from such accidents, but as technology improves and robot autonomy grows, it will become much harder to apply currently existing laws. Instead, new legal frameworks will have to be developed to address questions of liability in human–robot interaction. We have already proposed the framework 'Robots as Animals', in which… 
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