The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Legal, Ethical, and Economic Implications (Summer School in Tuscany)

The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Legal, Ethical, and Economic Implications

July 2–7, 2018
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Piazza Martiri della Libertà
33 – 56127
Pisa, Italy


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  • Course capacity:  maximum 30 participants; minimum 15 participants
  • Application Deadline:  June 7, 2018 at 11pm (GMT).  Late applications or uncomplete applications, whatever the reason, will not be taken into consideration.
  • University Credits:  A maximum of 2 academic credits (in accordance with the European Credits Transfer and Accumulation System – ECTS) will be awarded upon completion of the Course, if the final test is passed and the attendance requirement of at least 90% of the classes is met.
  • Cost:  € 600,00 (six hundred euro).  The cost includes tuition, reference materials, and lunch on class days.  One scholarship will be awarded to the best ranked candidate.


The Summer School “The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Legal, Ethical and Economic Implications” is part of a three-year project that was awarded in the framework of the Call for proposals 2015 — EAC/A04/2014 under the Jean Monnet Activities of the Erasmus+ Programme – Jean Monnet Modules on “Europe Regulates Robotics”. The Summer School will provide participants with an advanced understanding of the European framework within which robotic technologies are to be developed, marketed and used. Robotic technologies represent a novel kind of applications that has to be fitted within a pre-existing framework of legal standards, and socio-ethical beliefs and principles. Robots developed by research laboratories and industries across Europe need to comply with existing regulation, be respectful of – and promote – existing rights as recognized by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (CFR), abide a responsible research and innovation approach and take into account existing social needs and desires. It is therefore essential, both for engineers designing such applications and for lawyers and social scientists seeking to acquire relevant professional skills to be able to counsel roboticists and robotic enterprises, to acquire an exact understanding of all the different profiles and of interdisciplinary interactions. The Summer School aims at providing students with a solid background and methodological approach to enter the market for consultancy services to businesses developing robotic products, undergo independent research in law and technology and understand the non-technological issues to take into account in robotic products design.

Acceptance Procedure

  • The 30 admitted candidates will receive by e-mail a formal letter of admission to the Course that must be signed for acceptance to confirm the participation.
  • The above mentioned letter has to be forwarded to the UO Alta Formazione with the evidence of the payment of the course fee.
  • In case of withdrawal, the next eligible applicant in the reserve list who confirms the participation to the Course will be admitted to attend.
  • If for any reason a participant is not able to attend the Course once confirmed, s/he will not be reimbursed the amount paid.