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#Robots: MEPs consider the legal and ethical ramifications of robotic revolution

#Robots: MEPs consider the legal and ethical ramifications of robotic revolution

| January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU rules for the fast-evolving field of robotics, to settle issues such as compliance with ethical standards and liability for accidents involving driverless cars, should be put forward by the EU Commission, urged the Legal Affairs Committee on Thursday (12 January). Luxembourgish MEP Mady Delvaux (social democrat) said: “A growing number of areas of our […]

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#Robots: Rise of the robots – ‘There are urgent questions we have to find answers to’

#Robots: Rise of the robots – ‘There are urgent questions we have to find answers to’

Self-driving cars are just one example of the increasing use of robotics ©AP Images/ European Union-EP Robots are becoming increasingly important. Not only are they being used in areas such as medicine, agriculture and manufacturing, they are now also capable of driving cars and piloting drones. However, their increasing use and expanding capabilities have significant […]

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Mady Delvaux: ‘Robotics will bring about a revolution’

Mady Delvaux: ‘Robotics will bring about a revolution’

Robots used to exist only in the realm of science fiction, but these days they are rapidly becoming a part of everyday life in the shape of drones, intelligent cars, industrial robots and robotic vacuum cleaners. The Parliament’s legal affairs committee has decided to set up a working group to come up with proposals for […]

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Mady Delvaux: ‘Robotics will bring about a revolution’

Mady Delvaux: ‘Robotics will bring about a revolution’

Robots used to exist only in the realm of science fiction, but these days they are rapidly becoming a part of everyday life in the shape of drones, intelligent cars, industrial robots and robotic vacuum cleaners. The Parliament’s legal affairs committee has decided to set up a working group to come up with proposals for […]

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Making the most of the ‘Data-Driven Economy’

Making the most of the ‘Data-Driven Economy’

What is big data? ‘Big data’ is large amounts of data produced very quickly by many different sources. It can be created by people or generated by machines, such as sensors gathering climate information, satellite imagery, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, GPS signals, etc. It covers many sectors, from health care to transport […]

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EU launches world’s largest civilian robotics programme: 240,000 new jobs expected

EU launches world’s largest civilian robotics programme: 240,000 new jobs expected

The European Commission and 180 companies and research organizations (under the umbrella of euRobotics) have today (3 June) launched the world’s largest civilian research and innovation programme in robotics. Covering manufacturing, agriculture, health, transport, civil security and households, the initiative – called SPARC – is the EU’s industrial policy effort to strengthen Europe’s position in […]

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Speech: ‘Lighting a SPARC under our competitive economy’

Speech: ‘Lighting a SPARC under our competitive economy’

Neelie KROES, speaking at the 6th International Trade Fair for Automation and Mechatronics, 3 June 2014. “Welcome, all of you. It’s a pleasure to open Automatica 2014 today. This is the place to be for the latest in robotics innovation. The uses of robots are varied and growing. In agriculture, they can do what people are increasingly unwilling […]

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