Beyond Speculative Ethics in HRI? Ethical Considerations and the Relation to Empirical Data
Number of Authors: 3
2011 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
We discuss the difference between understanding robot ethics as something that is grounded in philosophical ideas about a potential future design, and understanding robot ethics as something that is grounded in empirical data. We argue, that understanding “robots” as a relatively homogenous group of designs for which we can formulate general ethics may lead to a foresight of future robot designs that includes ideas and concerns that are not feasible or realistic. Our aim is to exemplify a complementing perspective, by shedding light on two different robotic designs. We discuss their relation to specific use practices and user experiences, and provide some early ethical reflections and design concerns.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-23898OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-23898DiVA: diva2:1042976