Is a fundamental question that should not be answered too quickly. The debates
relating to the legal personality of the robot illustrate the danger of prospective postures
to anticipate too much a state of affairs by putting in place regulations. The regulation
innovation must be pragmatic on the basis of concrete reality. It’s not
only through the prism of experimentation that we can achieve effcient legislation.
If the amendments to the civil liability rules do not appear to be necessary in the case of
robots, it is not the same for the autonomous car whose arrival on the network
requires an adjustment to the margin. The recent publication of Decree 2018-211 of 28
March 2018 relating to the experimentation of vehicles with delegation of driving on the tracks
public is going in the right direction because it relies on experimentation and allows to consider,
in the short term, an adaptation of the regulations.
I defend this approach: experimentation must precede the regulation so that this
the last does not become a brake on innovation.