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Robot Ethics

Robot ethics is a broad field of study, concerning itself with ensuring the ethical behaviour of semi or fully autonomous robotic systems, often before such systems are built. It is concerned with how humans interact with robots, how robots interact with humans, and ensuring that the AI controlling such systems understands the concept of ethics, able to apply ethical behaviour to situations it may encounter.

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Ethics and Virtual Reality
Despite the title, this article deals with ethics on gameworlds only. No other medium is touched upon. It is mostly focussed on the ethical interaction between administrator and player.

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Robot Cheetah breaks Legged Robot Land Speed Record
Modelled loosely on the design of the robot BigDog, Boston Dynamics' latest quadruped combat robot prototype manages to shatter a 23 year-old record for the fastest legged robot on Earth.

How do you spot a robot mimic of a human? How do you recognise and deactivate a rebellious servant robot? How do you escape a murderous smart home? This dry humoured survival guide, written by a genuine roboticist teaches the worried how to survive a robot mutiny.

Debuting in late 2008, this book is the first tome dedicated explicitly to examining the challenge of building artificial moral agents, probing deeply into the nature of human decision making and ethics.

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Robot unravels mystery of walking
A look at the first passive walking robot that walks like a human, rather than stomping around like a robot. Can prosthesis and avatars also benefit from this concept?

The da Vinci System is called "da Vinci" because Leonardo da Vinci invented the first robot Leonardo also used unparalleled anatomical accuracy and three-dimensional details to bring his masterpieces to life; thus the robot was named after him. First cleared by the American FDA in 2000, the DaVinci surgical robot is designed to enable minimally invasive, complex surgery.

The first of Issac Asimov?s robot books, I, Robot is a collection of nine short stories, involving humanity?s future, when robots are a part of everyday life. Using positronic brains and the three laws of Robotics (which have since become staple of sci-fi) the robots are hardwired to.

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Set in the year 2035, this film examines the near future in which robots are a part of every day life. Robots obeying Issac Asiov's three rules - so why is one robot accused of murder?

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(Press release) The Ethics + Emerging Technologies Group at Cal Poly today publicly released a major report ?Autonomous Military Robots: Risk, Ethics, and Design?, authored by several of its faculty researchers and funded by the US Departme...

November 3 - 6, 2005

Arlington, Virginia

Not only have machines conquered chess (Deep Blue), but speech understanding programs are used to handle reservations for airlines (Pegasus), expert systems monitor spac...

An "ethical governor" for robots -- software and hardware that tells battlefield robots when and what to fire -- is being developed by Ronald Arkin, a professor of computer science at Georgia Tech.

Fear might influence huma...

With the increasing use of drones in military operations, it is perhaps only a matter of time before robots replace soldiers. Whether fully automated war is on the immediate horizon, one researcher says itís not too early to start examining...

26th August 2013 - 30th August 2013
Christís College, University of Cambridge, UK
08:00 - 17:00

The International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction welcomes PhD students and young researchers for ...