Healthcare robots: ethics, design and implementation

Amy Louise van Wynsberghe

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This study deals with an underexplored area of the emerging technologies debate: robotics in the healthcare setting. The author explores the role of care and develops a value-sensitive ethical framework for the eventual employment of care robots. Highlighting the range of positive and negative aspects associated with the initiative to design and use care robots, it draws out essential content as a guide to future design both reinforcing this study’s contemporary relevance, and giving weight to its prescriptions. The book speaks to, and is meant to be read by, a range of disciplines from science and engineering to philosophers and ethicists
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFarnham
PublisherAshgate Publishing
Number of pages166
ISBN (Print)978-1-4724-4433-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameEmerging technologies, ethics and international affairs
PublisherAshgate Publishing


  • IR-95857
  • METIS-310489

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