Towards ethical framework for personal care robots: review and reflection
In recent decades, robots have been used noticeably at various industries. Autonomous robots have been embedded in human lives especially in elderly and disabled lives. Elderly population is growing worldwide significantly; therefore there is an increased need of personal care robots to enhance mobility and to promote independence. A great number of aging and disabled hold appeals for using robots in daily routine tasks as well as for various healthcare matters. It is essential to follow a proper framework in ethics of robot design to fulfill individual needs, whilst considering potential harmful effects of robots. This paper primarily focuses on the existing issues in robot ethics including general ethics theories and ethics frameworks for robots. Consequentialism ethics will be recommended to be applied in robot ethics frameworks.... [Show full abstract]
Keywordsrobot ethics; robot ethics framework; deontology ethics; virtue ethics; consequential ethics
Fields of Research080101 Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics; 220103 Ethical Use of New Technology (e.g. Nanotechnology, Biotechnology); 220106 Medical Ethics
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CitationMansouri, N., & Goher, K. (2016). Towards ethical framework for personal care robots: review and reflection. Asian Social Science, 12(10), 152-162. doi:10.5539/ass.v12n10p152
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