Abstract: It is argued that gravity is an emergent interaction that appears in the equilibrium domain of certain deterministic models of emergent quantum mechanics. In this talk,  first we introduce the models and their dynamics. Then we show that the interaction near the equilibrium states has the characteristics of a classical gravitational interaction: it is classical and diffeomorphism invariance, contains  a maximal speed for interaction and a weak equivalence principle holds good. The second argument shows that Newtonian gravity is an interaction of the type required by our models for the equilibrium domain, that is, it is a 1-Lipschitz regular interaction. As a consequence of the theory, we predict that for elementary particles the weak equivalence principle holds exactly, except for energies comparable to the Planck energy, when the principle abruptly breaks down.