The research groups in the sub-area AI and Society try to better understand and master the challenges of integrating AI into the everyday world. Here AI experts work closely with experts from research disciplines such as law, social sciences, economics, psychology, and philosophy.
The Forschungsstelle RobotRecht (Robotics Law Research Centre) was established in mid-2010 at the Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Information Law and Legal Informatics at the Faculty of Law, University of Würzburg. Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf, the multi-member team has faced various legal challenges posed by technological developments in the field of autonomous systems. This has ranged from driverless motor vehicles to industrial or household robots that work cooperatively with human beings, all the way to new forms of artificial intelligence software.