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Mind the gaps!: EU and the makings of robot autonomy (discussion paper)

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Mind the gaps! EU and the makings of robot autonomy (discussion paper). / Rommetveit, Kjetil; Gunnarsdottir, Kristrun; Dijk, Niels van; Smits, Martijntje.

University of Bergen, 2013.

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Rommetveit, K, Gunnarsdottir, K, Dijk, NV & Smits, M 2013 'Mind the gaps! EU and the makings of robot autonomy (discussion paper)' University of Bergen.

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Rommetveit, K., Gunnarsdottir, K., Dijk, N. V., & Smits, M. (2013). Mind the gaps! EU and the makings of robot autonomy (discussion paper). University of Bergen.

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Rommetveit K, Gunnarsdottir K, Dijk NV, Smits M. Mind the gaps! EU and the makings of robot autonomy (discussion paper). University of Bergen. 2013.

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Rommetveit, Kjetil ; Gunnarsdottir, Kristrun ; Dijk, Niels van ; Smits, Martijntje. / Mind the gaps! EU and the makings of robot autonomy (discussion paper). University of Bergen, 2013.

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