Assistive robots and ethical norms: State of the art survey

N. Mansouri, K. M. Goher

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Abstract

Over the past decades, autonomous robots have embedded themselves into human lives in various forms. Although there have been limited number of research studies in this discipline, yet the results of scholars' studies reveal that humans especially older adults and people with disabilities have benefited from the use of robots in their daily lives. Over the next decades, number of elderly will be growing; therefore, there will be a high demand for assistive robots to enhance mobility and promote independence. The topic to what extend assistive robots should be empowered in daily life is of great concern in robotic discipline. Robot ethics have a dominant role in forming norms for design, use, disposal, and deployment of assistive robots. This paper reviews design ethics of assistive and autonomous medical robot for elderly and disabled.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Cooperative Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, CLAWAR 2016
PublisherWorld Scientific
Pages632-639
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789813149120
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2016
Event19th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, CLAWAR 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sep 201614 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, CLAWAR 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period12/09/1614/09/16

Keywords

  • Assistive robots
  • Older adults and disabilities
  • Robot ethics

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    Mansouri, N., & Goher, K. M. (2016). Assistive robots and ethical norms: State of the art survey. In Advances in Cooperative Robotics: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, CLAWAR 2016 (pp. 632-639). World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813149137_0073