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.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences > Cell & Tissue Biomedical Research
Additional Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Nazanin Mansouri. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consequential ethics,Deontology ethics,Robot ethics,Robot ethics framework,Virtue ethics,Arts and Humanities(all),Social Sciences(all),Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
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PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2016-09-19
Published Online Date: 2016-09-19
Accepted Date: 2016-08-17
Authors: Mansouri, Nazanin
Goher, Khaled



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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