Regulating AI: The impact of the EU AI ACT on robotics for agile production

The third Robotics4EU  Agile Production workshop is about to take place on the 25th of September, in digital format, and you’re invited!

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About the event

On June 14, 2023, the European Union officially adopted its inaugural set of regulations governing the use of Artificial Intelligence, commonly referred to as the AI Act. Given the widespread integration of AI in robotics solutions, it is evident that this new regulation will exert a substantial influence on the robotics community.  


During this workshop, our objective is to delve into the potential ramifications of the legal framework outlined in the AI Act on the robotics sector. 


Scheduled from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM CET on 25th of September, this workshop will provide a platform for expert talks and open discussions among stakeholders from the robotics community. Over the course of two hours, we will delve into these crucial issues, aiming to collectively explore and address the challenges and opportunities that arise when integrating robotics solutions in agile production.

Joining us as keynote speakers are experts who will share their insights and experiences:

  • “Regulating Artificial Intelligence in Europe and Beyond” by Vera Lúcia Raposo.

Vera Lúcia Raposo holds a bachelor’s, a master and a doctorate in law, all obtained at the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University (Portugal). She is currently an Assistant Professor of Law and Technology at NOVA School of Law (Portugal), and a part-time contributor to the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, University of Hong Kong (China).

  • The AIA: a truly risk-based approach for robotics?” by Martin Ebers.
Martin Ebers is President of the Robotics & AI Law Society (RAILS), in Germany, and Professor of IT Law at the University of Tartu, in Estonia. Ebers is also a permanent fellow at the law faculty of the Humboldt University of Berlin and co-director of the German Institute for Energy and Competition Law in the Public Sector.

In 2022, Martin was awarded a prestigious grant from the Wallenberg Foundation (Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Guest Professorship at Örebro University, Sweden) to conduct research on “Private Rule-making and European Governance of AI and 4Robotics). His latest books are amongst others Algorithms and Law (Cambridge University Press, 2020); Rechtshandbuch Künstliche Intelligenz und Robotik (C.H. Beck Publishing, 2020); Algorithmic Governance and Governance of Algorithms (Springer Nature, 2021); Contracting and Contract Law in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Hart Publishing, 2022); and Stichwortkommentar Legal Tech (Nomos Publishing, 2023).



14h30 – 14h45
Introduction and theme presentation
14h45 – 14h50
Initial Zoom poll 
14h50 – 15h10
Keynote 1: “Regulating Artificial Intelligence in Europe and Beyond” by Vera Lúcia Raposo, NOVA School of Law; NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal).
15h10 – 15h30
Keynote 2: The AIA: a truly risk-based approach for robotics?” by Martin Ebers, Robotics & AI Law Society; University of Tartu (Estonia); Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany); German Institute for Energy and Competition Law (Germany).
15h30 – 15h35
Presentation of the RoboCompass by Robotics4EU partner CIVITTA 
15h30 – 15h55
Brainstorming session in breakout rooms:

  • Feedback on RoboCompass
15h55 – 15h58
Final Zoom poll 
15h58 – 16h
Plenary discussion and conclusion

*Small adjustments to the final agenda might happen as we approach the event.


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