What are the key problems that robotics presents for law? To answer this question, Ryan Calo argues that we should make an analogy to cyberlaw. First, we should identify the “essential qualities” of the new technology, and then we should ask how the law should respond to the problems posed by those essential qualities. Calo’s account of the problems that robotics present for law is just terrific, and I believe it is destined to be the starting point for much future research in the area. This Essay builds on his ideas and takes them in a somewhat different direction.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Balkin, Jack M., "The Path of Robotics Law" (2015). Faculty Scholarship Series. 5150.