Beyond robot ethics: On a legislative consortium for social robotics

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Abstract

As robots are increasingly integrated into human society, associated problems will resemble or merge with those in other fields - we can refer to this phenomenon as the 'robot sociability problem'. In this paper, the author first analyzes the dynamic relationship between robot ethics, robotics and robot law, and then proposes a 'practical robots' approach for solving the robot sociability problem. As this approach is based on legal regulations, the author posits that a functional platform such as a 'legislative consortium for social robotics' is crucial at the initial stage for social robotics development. In conclusion, the author discusses how a legislative consortium for social robotics will be a useful approach for solving the robot sociability problem, especially emerging structural legislative problems that are related to autonomous robots.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1919-1926
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Robotics
Volume24
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Robot ethics
  • robot law
  • robot policy
  • social robotics
  • social system design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications

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