Robotics and the Law — Stanford, CA 

Stanford Law School‘s Center for Internet Law and Society hosts We Robot: Getting Down to Business April 8-9, 2013. The deadline for submitting proposals is Jan. 18, 2013.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Legal and policy responses to likely effects of robotics on manufacturing or the environment
Perspectives on the interplay between legal frameworks and robotic software and hardware
Intellectual property issues raised by collaboration within robotics (or with robots)
Perspectives on collaboration between legal and technical communities
Tort law issues, including product liability, professional malpractice, and the calculation of damages
Administrative law issues, including FDA or FAA approval
Privacy law and privacy enhancing technologies
Comparative/international perspectives on robotics law
Issues of legal and economic policy, including tax, employment, and corporate governance

In addition to scholarly papers, the organizers invite proposals for demos of cutting-edge commercial applications of robotics or recent technical research that speaks one way or another to the immediate commercial prospects of robots.

Further details here.
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