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Roman law offers a better guide to robot rights than sci-fi | Financial Times

The European Parliament this month voted in favour of a resolution to create an ethical legal framework for robots. The Commission does not have to follow the parliament’s recommendations, but if it refuses it will have to explain why.

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Alex is a passionate writer and science communicator with a BSc (hons) in Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology from Lancaster University, and an MSc in Science Communication from the University of the West of England.

Alex is currently a PhD candidate in the field of science communication. His research focuses on, among other things, the relationship between science and society, and engaging lay audiences via narrative forms. He is particularly interested in transportation theory and its application in communicating sciences.