Ryan Calo, The Case for a Federal Robotics Commission (Sept. 15, 2014) (Brookings Institute) (full-text).
This paper explores whether advances in robotics also call for a standalone body within the federal government. The author tentatively concludes that the United States would benefit from an agency dedicated to the responsible integration of robotics technologies into American society. Robots, like radio or trains, make possible new human experiences and create distinct but related challenges that would benefit from being examined and treated together. They do require special expertise to understand and may require investment and coordination to thrive.