Robots are increasingly used in our homes, hospitals and workplaces. We look at the way robot ‘autonomy’ will test our current laws.
While robots provide opportunities for corporate and government surveillance, this is often in our most intimate settings and can erode our privacy and dignity. The developing technologies also raise concerns about liability, bias in decision-making, safety and impacts on employment.
Our research impacts
Studying AI and robots raises more questions than it provides answers. Through our research, we engage with the following questions:
- Are our laws adequate to deal with developments in AI and robotics?
- What form should our laws take?
- What are the biased decisions made by AI systems?
- How do we ensure the safety of driverless cars?
- What does it mean to be human?
- What values do we share as a society?