Robot Law and Artificial Intelligence


Course Objective

Robot Law and Artificial Intelligence focuses on the societal impact of
technological constructs such as intelligent software and robots. The
student will learn and understand the profound
influence that the autonomous and intelligent technological constructs
may have on society, as well as the ethical consequences and legal
implications thereof. The student will be able to develop an academic,
sound judgement on the future of a robotic society from an ethical and
legal perspective.The student will be able to analyze and critically
evaluate the legal-ethical dimensions of issues relating to the use of
intelligent software and robots.

Course Content

Robots and Artificial Intelligence used to belong to science fiction
movies and stories. Also, they were discussed in theoretical academic
and popular articles. In recent years both Robots and Artificial
Intelligence gradually but strongly are moving away from theory and
entering our daily lives. This course focuses on those practical
developments, and what role law and ethics play. We do not limit
ourselves to present technology, but include prophecies on how society
may change in the future and what we can and should do about it.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and tutorials.

Method of Assessment



Made available via Canvas

Target Audience

Apart from regular students, the course is also available for:
Students from other universities/faculties
Contractor (students who pay for one course).

Additional Information

Course objectives:
At the end of the course, students are:
- aware of the contextual demands (not to stifle technological
development by enacting restrictive legislation, while at the same time
protecting fundamental rights and freedoms of a democratic society) law
has to deal with;
- able to assess the legal and societal aspects of a problem in an
integrated way and critically reflect on possible approaches and
- able to formulate their own well-founded opinion on the challenges
posed by particular applications of robots and AI.
Eindtermen: 3, 4 en 15.

General Information

Course Code R_RLAI
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Law
Course Coordinator dr. mr. M. van der Linden
Examiner dr. mr. M. van der Linden
Teaching Staff dr. mr. M. van der Linden
prof. mr. A.R. Lodder

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture, Tutorial
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