Ethical regulations on robotics in Europe

Michael Nagenborg, Rafael Capurro, Jutta Weber, Christoph Pingel

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There are only a few ethical regulations that deal explicitly with robots, in contrast to a vast number of regulations, which may be applied. We will focus on ethical issues with regard to “responsibility and autonomous robots”, “machines as a replacement for humans”, and “tele-presence”. Furthermore we will examine examples from special fields of application (medicine and healthcare, armed forces, and entertainment). We do not claim to present a complete list of ethical issue nor of regulations in the field of robotics, but we will demonstrate that there are legal challenges with regard to these issues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMachine Ethics and Robot Ethics
EditorsWendell Wallach, Peter Asaro
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781000108934
ISBN (Print)9781472430397
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameLibrary of essays on the ethics of emerging technologies


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