Robot Love

24 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2018  

Margaret Ryznar

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: August 20, 2018


Researchers have been developing a sophisticated humanoid robot that people in the future may want to marry. A human-robot marriage would pose all kinds of challenges for lawmakers—from the question of whether robots could be granted custody of children or access family bank accounts, to the basic question of free will. Any growing relationship between humans and robots, however, may pose challenges to the current understanding of family law. For skeptics of such a future, this remains an interesting thought experiment nonetheless.

Keywords: family law, domestic relations, marriage, robot

Suggested Citation

Ryznar, Margaret, Robot Love (August 20, 2018). Seton Hall Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:

Margaret Ryznar (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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