New Challenges in Robotics: Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

Autore:Giuseppe Vaciago - Francesca Bosco
Carica:Adjunct Professor of Legal Informatics at the University of Insubria and a criminal lawyer specialized in ICT Law - Senior Fellow at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

La proliferazione dell’uso della robotica negli ultimi anni, per scopi civili e militari, solleva una pletora di domande per quanto riguarda, fra l’altro, la risposta agli incidenti in caso di malfunzionamento intenzionale o accidentale del robot e la valutazione delle relative cause e responsabilità del produttore, dell’utilizzatore o dello stesso robot. Questo saggio tenta, da un lato, di... (visualizza il riepilogo completo)

New Challenges in Robotics
Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Unless mankind redesigns itself by changing our DNA through altering
our genetic makeup, computer-generated robots will take over our world
Stephen Hawking
SUMM ARY:1. Introduction – 2. Cyber Security – 2.1. European Union legislative
efforts – 3. Digit al Forensics– 4. Isa law needed to regulate robotics? – 5. Conclusion
The coming years are certain to be critical for the robotics industry, as
it refines the capacity to massively produce robots. As this shift takes place,
these robots will increasinglybecome integrated into our everyday lives. The
use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs),also known as drones, is increasing
in both the military and civilian sectors. Although we are used to the con-
cept of military drones, commercial and civilian use of the technology is still
evolving. Small drones are compact, easy to carry, and can be concealed in a
bag or a backpack. In the transportation sector, the development of Google’s
Driverless Car, an autonomousmotor vehicle, and of Android Auto and Ap-
ple CarPlay, provide insight into the future of personal transportation, and
alludes to the possibility of greatly reducing accidents and providing vital
transport to individuals who could not operate a motor vehicle otherwise.
If there is no doubt about the usefulness of robotics in terms of develo-
pment of innovation and economic growth for governments or companies
that are progressively making an extensive use of it, less known are the possi-
ble risks that these inventions maygenerate to the community. The objective
of this paper is certainly not to deal with the captivating and well explored
theme of the conflict between humans and robots, but to highlight missing
G. Vaciago is AdjunctProfessor of Legal Informatics at the University of Insubria and a
criminal lawyer specialized in ICT Law. F. Bosco is Senior Fellow at the United Nations In-
terregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). She is co-founderof the Tech and
Law Center. The opinions expressed in this article do not represent the views of UNICRI.

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