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Do robots need a legal system?

Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov famously proposed three laws to govern robotics more than half a century ago. But robots are with us now, and working ever more independently – so how best to regulate them? Andrea Bertolini is part of the European Union-funded RoboLaw team which has just put forward a set of guidelines.

(Photo: A camera on the front grill of a self-driving car. Credit: GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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