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Beyond Speculative Robot Ethics

Smits, M. and Van der Plas, A. (2010) Beyond Speculative Robot Ethics. Accountability in Research, 17, 299-314. ISSN 0898-9621.

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In this article we develop a dialogue model for robot technology experts and designated users to discuss visions on the future of robotics in long-term care. Our vision assessment study aims for more distinguished and more informed visions on future robots. Surprisingly, our experiment also lead to some promising co-designed robot concepts in which jointly articulated moral guidelines are embedded. With our model we think to have designed an interesting response on a recent call for a less speculative ethics of technology by encouraging discussions about the quality of positive and negative visions on the future of robotics.

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Rathenau instituut
ID Code:8454
Deposited On:15 Feb 2011 01:00
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