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Summer School in "The regulation of Robotics & AI in Europe: legal, ethical and economic implications" - A.Y. 2021/2022

  • Area tematica Diritto, welfare & public management
  • Sede Pisa, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
  • Scadenza iscrizione 13.06.2022
  • Periodo di svolgimento -
  • Crediti CFU 2
  • Ore formazione 40
  • Numero massimo di partecipanti 30
  • Quota iscrizione - € 650, 00 on site - € 350,00 online (this option is granted at the discretion of the course Director)

The Course is intended for international students coming from different backgrounds at an advanced stage of their university-career – students having a bachelor degree or enrolled at their fourth year (or above) of a Single-Cycle University Course (5 or 6 years’ university course), young researchers and professional working in the field of law, social sciences, engineering, economics and management, policy makers and officials working in national, international and European Institutions.
The Course will provide participants with an advanced understanding of the European frameworkofroboticsandAI technologies.Advanced robotics and AI represent a novel kindsof applications thatneedto be fitted within a pre-existingframework of legal standards, and socio-ethical beliefs and principles.In particular, they need to comply withexisting regulation, be respectful of – and promote – existing rights as recognized by the Charter of FundamentalRights of the European Union (CFR), abide a responsible research and innovation approach and take into accountexisting–social–needs and desires.It is therefore essential, both for engineers designing such applications and for lawyers and philosophers seekingto acquire relevant professional skills, to be able to counsel roboticists and robotic enterprises,andto acquirean exact understanding of all the different profiles and of interdisciplinary interactions.


The classes will address the following topics:

  • The technical and the legal definition of robots and AI
  • The taxonomy of existing robotic devices
  • Criminal and liability rules, insurance and risk-management strategies in light of existing and emerging EU law
  • IP Law
  • Data protection
  • Design and social perception of robots
  • Responsible research and innovation
  • Business modelling and innovation in high-tech markets
  • Technological impact on the labor market and economic growth


At the end of the Course only participants who have attended at least 85% of the classes, passed the final examination and have paid the tuition fee, will receive a Certificate of Attendance and two (2) ECTS.