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Spring 2018
LAW521  A  ROBOT LAW

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 shouldher 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 arobot diagnostician? And if so, what does that do to doctors?

Course will meet four times a week for two weeks. Grading will be on the basis of class participation, and a short paper due some time after the course concludes.

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: 02-12-2018 - 02-23-2018  

Dates Day Time Room
02-12-2018 - 02-15-2018   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:45 PM TBD
02-16-2018 - 02-16-2018   F  2:00 PM-3:15 PM TBD
02-19-2018 - 02-22-2018   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:45 PM TBD
02-23-2018 - 02-23-2018   F  2:00 PM-3:15 PM TBD

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Method of Evaluation: Grading will be on the basis of class participation, and a short paper due some time after the course concludes.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
Special Attributes:
Short Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

FROOMKIN, MICHAEL


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: froomkin@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-4285
Office: C382