The Summer School “The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Legal, Ethical and Economic Implications” is part of a three-year project that was awarded in the framework of the Call for proposals 2015 — EAC/A04/2014 under the Jean Monnet Activities of the Erasmus+ Programme – Jean Monnet Modules on “Europe Regulates Robotics”. The Summer School will provide participants with an advanced understanding of the European framework within which robotic technologies are to be developed, marketed and used. Robotic technologies represent a novel kind of applications that has to be fitted within a pre-existing framework of legal standards, and socio-ethical beliefs and principles. Robots developed by research laboratories and industries across Europe need to comply with existing regulation, be respectful of – and promote – existing rights as recognized by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (CFR), abide a responsible research and innovation approach and take into account existing social needs and desires. It is therefore essential, both for engineers designing such applications and for lawyers and social scientists seeking to acquire relevant professional skills to be able to counsel roboticists and robotic enterprises, to acquire an exact understanding of all the different profiles and of interdisciplinary interactions. The Summer School aims at providing students with a solid background and methodological approach to enter the market for consultancy services to businesses developing robotic products, undergo independent research in law and technology and understand the non-technological issues to take into account in robotic products design.


Venue and address: Scuola Sant’Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33 – 56127, Pisa, Italy

Dates: 2-7 July 2018

University credits: A maximum of 2 academic credits (in accordance with the European Credits Transfer and Accumulation System – ECTS) will be awarded upon completion of the Course, if the final test is passed and the attendance requirement of at least 90% of the classes is met.

Certificate of Attendance: At the end of the Course only participants who have attended at least 90% of the classes, have passed the final examination and have paid the tuition fee, will receive a Certificate of Attendance including University Credits acquired.

Fees: € 600,00 (six hundred euro). The cost includes tuitions, reference materials, and lunch on class days. One scholarship will be awarded to the best ranked candidate

Application and Registration: Applicants shall register online at to submit their application no later than June 08th 2018 at 11 pm (GMT)


Andrea Bertolini (Scientific coordinator), Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – DIRPOLIS Institute, Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33, 56127 Pisa (PI) – Italy, Tel: 0039, E-mail:
Pericle Salvini (Contact person), Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – The BioRobotics Institute, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera (PI) – Italy, Tel: 0039, E-mail:


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International Summer School: “The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Legal, Ethical and Economic Implications”