Eduard Fosch Villaronga is a Post-Doc at the Law, Governance and Technology Department of the University of Twente. He is working on the project "Exploring RegTech-modes in responsible development & use of robotics", which aims at exploring dynamic pathways to achieve responsible development and use of robotics. He recently finished the Joint International Doctoral Degree in Law, Science and Technology Erasmus Mundus Programme coordinated by University of Bologna, Italy including different hosting universities: Università di Torino, Italy; Mykolo Romerio Universitetas, Vilnius, Lithuania; CELLS, Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany; Institute of Law and Technology at Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain; and University of Pittsburgh School of Law. His Ph.D. thesis was about the legal and ethical aspects of personal care robots where he applied risk-based methodologies used already in the legal domain (Privacy and Surveillance Impact Assessments) to robotic technologies.
His main research focuses on the legal and ethical aspects of personal care robots. He has also conducted research on robot therapy for children with autism. His research interests include personalized dynamic regulations, law and robotics, technology for good, future of work and education, and human-human interactions. Eduard has a legal background holding a double LL.M in European Law from University of Toulouse and a MA in IT Law from Autonomous University of Madrid.