Currently, human-robot interactions are constructed according to the rules of human-human interactions inviting users to interact socially with robots. Is there something morally wrong with deceiving humans into thinking they can foster meaningful interactions with a technological object? Or is this just a logical next step in our technological world? Would it be possible for people to treat robots as companions? What implications does this have on future generations, who will be growing up in the everyday presence of robots? Is companionship between humans and robots desirable? This paper fosters a discussion on the ethical considerations of human-robot relationships.
|Title of host publication||Conference proceedings new friends 2015: the 1st international conference on social robots in therapy and education|
|Place of Publication||Almere|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Oct 2015|
|Event||1st international conference on social robots in therapy and education, New Friends 2015 - Almere, Netherlands|
Duration: 22 Oct 2015 → 23 Oct 2015
Conference number: 1
|Conference||1st international conference on social robots in therapy and education, New Friends 2015|
|Abbreviated title||New Friends 2015|
|Period||22/10/15 → 23/10/15|
de Graaf, M. M. A. (2015). The ethics of human-robot relationships. In Conference proceedings new friends 2015: the 1st international conference on social robots in therapy and education (pp. 34-35). Almere.