- to understand the main regulatory strategies and instruments concerning enhancement of technological innovation, particularly in early/experimental stages.
- to be able to critically reflect on these strategies & instruments.
- to apply the key regulatory strategies & instruments in terms of a design perspective on a given technological innovation.
EXAMINATION: Individual or group assignment to write a paper (a group assignment only when there are 8 or more participants)
- This course is about how regulation, especially regulatory strategies and legal regimes, can foster (design, experimentation and implementation of) technological innovation, particularly in the field of robotics development and use ( – while not ignoring possible risks.
- The iterative relationship between (particularly early stage) technology development and regulatory development will be key to the course.
- Specific topics will be:
- the design of legal/regulatory regimes for experimenting with new robotics developments and uses (such as in sequentially up-scaling)
- the design of ‘future proof regulation’, that allows more liberties to innovation in robotics (such as a go-ahead without ex ante permissions and the use of private regulation).
- the possibility for ‘designing-in’ regulation or techno-regulation.
- developing a tool to link robotics impact assessment to regulatory impact assessment.
- robots regulating humans and other robots.
Only if the grade for the assignment is below 7, may an attempt be made to improve, but the attempt cannot lead to a new grade above 7.