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Do we need robot laws?

Robots are increasingly taking on human tasks. When things go wrong companies need to be held accountable

By Noel Sharkey & Aimee van Wynsberghe  
A member of staff shows ways to talk with an intelligent robot at Jinan West Railway Station in Jinan, China. Three intelligent robots offer information services to passengers in the railway station. (© Photo by Xinhua/Sipa USA)

A member of staff shows ways to talk with an intelligent robot at Jinan West Railway Station in Jinan, China. Three intelligent robots offer information services to passengers in the railway station. (© Photo by Xinhua/Sipa USA)

We could be rushing headlong into a revolution in robotics without due caution. Industrial robots are…

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