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Tech and Law Center turned 4!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Homepage, News | 0 comments

Tech and Law Center turned 4!

Tech and Law Center just turned 4! We would not be here  without the great support of all our team and all the people who believed in our potential and capacities. We prepared a brief overview of these 4 years’ activities and it is available here. If you wish to know more and be involved with our Center, you can contact us!  

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The ILLBuster Experience: preventing and fighting digital crimes-Final event 2016.01.29

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

The ILLBuster Experience: preventing and fighting digital crimes-Final event 2016.01.29

The ILLBuster experience represents a perfect example of a winning European collaboration around a burning issue: the Prevention of and Fight Against Crime. ILLBuster is a project funded by the  European Commission (DG-HOME), which final results were presented during the ILLBuster Final Workshop and Networking Event (January 29, Cagliari, TISCALI Auditorium premises). The event, to which participated about 150 attendees, has started with the welcome of the project  partners (Tech and Law Center, NETCLEAN, NASK, University of Cagliari,...

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An Exclusive Interview with UN and ISO experts in Robots and Regulation

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Homepage, Interviews, News | 0 comments

An Exclusive Interview with UN and ISO experts in Robots and Regulation

An Exclusive Tech and Law Center Interview with UN and ISO experts in Robots and Regulation, thanks to our distinguished fellow   Dr. Yueh-Hsuan Weng, ROBOLAW.ASIA Initiative   Thank you very much for accepting this interview! Can you please tell us a bit about your background. What led you to become involved in robot ethics and when did you begin pursuing laws for robots?   Yueh-Hsuan Weng: I am a co-founder of the ROBOLAW.ASIA Initiative at Peking University and formerly a researcher of EU FP7 Project: ROBOLAW and the Humanoid Robotics...

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Regulation of Unknown: Does the Humanoid Robot “PEPPER” need Red Flag Laws?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Homepage, News, Recommended Readings | 0 comments

Regulation of Unknown: Does the Humanoid Robot “PEPPER” need Red Flag Laws?

Abstract Pepper the robot, developed by SoftBank and manufactured by Foxconn, is able to socially interact with human beings based on its emotion reading and learning capabilities. It even has a biomorphic shape, just like us. However, recently a Pepper robot was attacked by a drunkard in Japan in September 2015. This incident is worth discussing, as there may be clues for us to think about the emerging issue for robots to be members of our society. Besides, the incident has been received with immense scrutiny from the public as it is...

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‘Moments’ and Face Recognition on Facebook within the European Legal Framework

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Homepage, News | 0 comments

‘Moments’ and Face Recognition on Facebook within the European Legal Framework

  What is ‘Moments’ Our daily life is continuously captured by digital photographs that are often shared with other people and uploaded on online social networks (OSN). To help make this easier Newsroom Facebook recently announced a new standalone app called ‘Moments’. This app is able to group photos taken on smart-phones and uses facial recognition technology to individuate which one of your friends is in them. In other words it is a way of sharing content between users, which involves the synchronization data management by...

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