Robot Law

/Robot Law

Robot law, laws of robotics, or robotics law is an emerging field of law and many countries around the world have developed their own Law. Michalsons, as experts in the field, have contributed to a book dealing with the comparative outline of robot law in different countries.

The law of robotics tries to manage both ethical and legal questions relating to the legal status of robots. Who is liable for defective robots and the damage they may cause? How do you protect intellectual property and innovation about robots and the intellectual property they may create? What should you consider including in the contracts for the research and development of robots? What about personal privacy – do robots invade our privacy and how do we protect our personal information? Do robots have rights? And many more similar questions.

We can assist you as you navigate this challenging field.

You can read more of our latest Insights into Robot Law, below.

Drone Law in South Africa

Drone law in South Africa is a very interesting and complex situation. The flying of drones in the South African airspace had been unregulated and essentially illegal. Initially, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) responded by clamping down on [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: Robot Law|Tags: |

Robot Law Book – a Comparative Handbook

Are you looking for a robot law book or guide? Do you want to find out what the laws are that relate to robots in all the countries of the world? Robot Law Book We have contributed to a Comparative Handbook [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Categories: Robot Law|Tags: , , |

Laws of Robotics v Robot Law

As every good science-fiction fan knows, robots and their interactions with humans are governed by Isaac Asimov's Laws of Robotics. In the real world, however, the laws of robotics apply very differently. The Laws of Robotics Isaac Asimov was one [...]

By | February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Robot Law|

Robot Privacy: Privacy in a Robot’s World

The Lexing conference in Paris in June 2015 on Robot Law was very interesting. Members from many countries presented on many different aspects of robot law. I presented on robot privacy: privacy in a robot's world. There is no doubt [...]

By | November 4th, 2015|Categories: Robot Law|

Drone Regulations and the Road Ahead

The South African Civil Aviation Authority has finally released the regulations on Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), commonly known as the drone regulations. These regulations are coming into force on 1 July 2015. Are the Regulations practical and will they be [...]

By | June 9th, 2015|Categories: Robot Law|Tags: , |

Driverless Cars in South Africa

Autonomous cars or driverless cars (or smart cars) are advanced technologies that are at present not a common idea in South Africa. Other jurisdictions have dealt with this issue in legislation, but South Africa has not addressed it yet. US [...]

By | April 24th, 2015|Categories: Robot Law|Tags: |