University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Fall 2016

Course Description
This short course will introduce students to legal, ethical, and policy issues arising from the introduction of a disruptive technology: robots – ranging from autonomous cars, to drones, to medical robots, to battlefield robots. Issues include complex questions of liability, privacy, and design. For example, should we allow true robot autonomy, or require a ‘human in the decision loop’? If we require a human what should her role be (e.g. approval required, or veto capability), and what are the liability and practical consequences? If medical robots will someday be better diagnosticians than people, will it be malpractice not to use a robot diagnostician? And if so, what does that do to doctors?

Short Course Attendance Policy
Due to the small number of meetings, attendance to all meetings/classes for short courses is mandatory. Students who miss more than one class session (80 minute) of a 1-credit short course are subject to administrative withdrawal and will have a W for the course on their transcripts.

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 09-19-2016 - 09-24-2016  

Dates Day Time Room
09-19-2016 - 09-22-2016   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM F408
09-23-2016 - 09-23-2016   F  2:00 PM-5:00 PM F408
09-24-2016 - 09-24-2016   S  10:00 AM-1:00 PM F408

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Method of Evaluation: Students will be required to write a 7-10 page response paper, due a couple of weeks after
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
Special Attributes:
New Course
Short Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-4285
Office: C382