European lawmakers urged EU-wide legislation to introduce a new law to regulate the tremendous growth of the robots, which includes its framework for their development and deployment and establishing accountability of the robots and self-driving cars.
However they have rejected a proposal to introduce a robot tax on owners in order to finance and to support the advanced training of the workers drive the work with the help of those robots.
The decision is just a recommendation to the executive of the European commission units, by which the commission is not required to follow, but need to give a valid reason if the executives choose not to dot it.
In an statement issued by Parliament which says “The EU must take an initiative to establish such standards in order not to be forced to follow those set by the third countries.”
The decision to refuse the tax on the robots was proclaimed by the robotics industry, which says taxation on robots will slow down the innovation.
The International Federation of Robotics stated “We believes that the idea to introduce a robot tax would had a very negative impact on competitiveness and employment.”
The Parliamentary resolution on the amendment was passed by 396 votes to 123 with 85 abstentions.
MEP Mady Delvaux, who is also the author of the report said “I’m very disappointed that lawmakers have rejected to take an account of possible negative consequences on the job market”.
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