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Ius et Praxis

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CHAVEZ VALDIVIA, Ana Karin. It is not just a robot: considerations regarding a new legal personality and remodeling interpersonal relationships. Ius et Praxis [online]. 2020, vol.26, n.2, pp.55-77. ISSN 0718-0012.

We are attending a new generation of robotic systems which places us in a context where social relationships are developed in interaction with intelligent technological systems designed to interact in a very personalized way specially when we find ourselves in vulnerable or sensitive situations according to our human nature. For a long time, the manufacture and design of robots dealt with the possibility of claims for product liability. However; currently the development of social robots considers the need of a new category of legal subject with all that it involves. This new context combined with the fact that the next step in the tendency will be undoubtedly the design and construction of "partners" robots sufficiently human and attractive in numerous aspects that will not only make difficult to distinguish them from a human being at first sight but they will also raise our level of perception from only non-biological creatures to creatures which are mental, social and moral; this reality will make us reconsider the most traditional figures of Law and it will confront us to one of the most questionable social changes of all times.

Keywords : Artificial intelligence; legal personality of robots; moral agent; social robots; interpersonal relationships.

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