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WORKSHOP: Responsible Research and Innovation in Robotics

12 July, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+2

This Workshop is organised by INBOTS CSA, the Complutense University of Madrid and The City University of London, in the framework of the of the WP2 “Promote debate on legal, ethics & socio-economic aspects” with the aim of gathering experts from different fields and with the expertise to debate about how to create a responsible research and innovation in robotics, identifying the key issues, and proposing solutions.

The workshop will bring together stakeholders from the different areas of expertise effecting the legal, ethical and socio-economical framework of Interactive Robotics (from IPR and legal experts to companies and entrepreneurs working in Interactive Robotics) to debate about current challenges and opportunities.

We will be very pleased if you find the time to participate and join us!



18:00 | Welcome and Openning


Faustino J. Martínez Martínez

Vice-Dean for Research and Scientific Policy, Faculty of Law, UCM


Ignacio Lizasoain Hernández

Vice-Rector for Science Policy, Research and Doctorate Degrees

18:20 | First Panel: Regulation and Robotics


Juan Pavón Mestras

Director of the UCM GRASIA Research Group on Agent Based Social and Interdisciplinary Applications, Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering, UCM


Law and Robotics

Santiago Mediano

President of the “Section on Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Reality” of the Madrid Bar, Santiago Mediano Abogados


Intellectual Property Aspects of Robotics

Enrico Bonadio

THE CITY School of Law, CITY, University of London

19:20 h Break

19:30 h Second Panel: Responsible Innovation in Robotics


José Luis Pons Rovira


Director of the Neural Rehabilitation Group, Instituto Cajal, CSIC



University innovation: strategies for patenting and spin outs in the field of robotics

Luke McDonagh

THE CITY School of Law, CITY, University of London


Open discussion with robotic companies: focus on IP issues

“You Ask, We Answer”

Luke McDonagh

THE CITY School of Law, CITY, University of London


20:30 h Closing remarks

Ethical, Legal And Socio-Economic Issues affecting robotic companies: towards Responsible Research and Innovation through taxation?

María Amparo Grau Ruiz

INBOTS WP2 Leader – PI UCM team, Director of UCM IUS-Sustenta RSE Research Group, Faculty of Law, UCM



WORKSHOP: Responsible Research and Innovation in Robotics


Amparo Grau


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Av. Complutense, s/n
Madrid, Madrid 28040 Spain
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