Alumni Club of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering organizes a series of lectures titled Robots are Changing the World

date: 20.02.2019

category: Sporočila za javnost


Alumni Club of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering UL, in cooperation with Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, organizes in the spring months a series of lectures entitled ROBOTS ARE CHANGING THE WORLD.

If we want it or not, robots will be an important part of our future. In the quiet, without us being aware, in combination with artificial intelligence, they will change our way of life. For the better or worse? Will robots in the coming years and decades really replace people in factories, public works, and chores at home...? Will they become equal members of society, with rights and obligations? Are you interested in these questions?

Answers to them and a look to the past, present, and future of robots in our lives will be given to us by internationally renowned and Slovenian experts in three lectures:

  • 11 March 2019, at 19:00, Raphaël Rault from France
  • 5 April 2019, at 19:00, prof. dr. Niko Herakovič from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering UL
  • 7 May 2019 at 19:00, prof. dr. Alexander Czinki from Germany.

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11 March at 19:00 at the Cankarjev dom Club

Among the young and, especially, older generations, many questions arise today regarding our future co-existence with robots and artificial intelligence (AI). How will rapid technological development of robotics and artificial intelligence affect social, ethical, economic, environmental, political/legal, and demographic conditions in our near future? What is a smart autonomous robot (SAR) and how is it perceived by civil laws of the European Union? Does this electronic person have rights and obligations? Can we protect its creations? How can SAR be responsible for its actions and how can we introduce ethics to SAR’s behaviour? What is the legal existence of AI? How can we guarantee the quality and legality of data processed by AI? Many issues also arise when we think about the regulation of artificial intelligence and robotics. Do we know the answers to the above questions? In the course of the lecture, the lecturer will try to offer some answers and will focus on the key points of the current and future legal framework in Europe regarding our future co-existence with smart robots.


Raphaël Rault is a lawyer and a partner in the Alter Via Avocats law firm (Lille, France) since 2008. He has a certificate of specialization from new technologies, computer and communications law. He has been educated and trained at the University of Paris, 2 Panthéon Assas and at the EDHEC Business School, is a member of the French Association of Data Protection Professionals (AFCDP), lectures digital law and is a co-author of a book Ethical Hacking (ENI editions,  5th edition already) and a co-author of a paper with dr. Damien Trentesaux, Ethical Cyber-Physical Industrial Systems, presented at the 20th World Congress of IFAC.

Tickets can be purchased online or at Cankarjev dom.



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