Robot Love

23 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2018 Last revised: 13 Aug 2019

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Margaret Ryznar

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; affiliation not provided to SSRN

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 challenges to lawmakers, including whether robots could be granted custody of children or access to family bank accounts. Any intimate relationship between humans and robots, however, may pose challenges to the current understanding of family law. For skeptics of such a future, it remains an interesting thought experiment, nonetheless.

Keywords: family law, domestic relations, marriage, robot

Suggested Citation

Ryznar, Margaret and Ryznar, Margaret, Robot Love (August 20, 2018). Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 49, p. 353-374, 2019, Available at SSRN:

Margaret Ryznar (Contact Author)

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

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