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MSCA (‘Marie Curie’) grant for Eduard Fosch-Villaronga and Bart Custers

Dr. Eduard Fosch-Villaronga and his supervisor Dr. Bart Custers received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) fund for research on legal and regulatory aspects of healthcare robot and artificial intelligence technologies.

The research project investigates the legal and regulatory implications of the growing interdependence and interactions of tangible and virtual elements in cyber-physical systems for healthcare purposes. Typical examples of such cyber-physical systems are cognitive therapeutic robots, physical rehabilitation robots, assistant and surgery robots. These technological developments may raise different types of issues, ranging from the invasion of privacy, to autonomy suppression or human-human interaction decrease and may need (some forms of) regulation. The project will highlight specific problems and challenges in regulating complex and dynamic cyber-physical ecosystems in concrete healthcare applications and will explore potential solutions.

The project has a duration of two years and will be hosted by eLaw, the center for Law and Digital Technologies at the Faculty of Law of Leiden University. Dr. Fosch-Villaronga will start his research in January 2019.

The LEaDing Fellows Programme is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND action grant between the EU and the Leiden University Medical Center, the University of Leiden, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, and Delft University of Technology, which runs from January 2017 till January 2022. The aim of the programme is to provide opportunities for international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The Fellowship programme funds individual research training and career development fellowships for experienced researchers.

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