publication . Master thesis . 2011

Robots and Moral Agency

Johansson, Linda;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: KTH, Filosofi
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
  Machine ethics is a field of applied ethics that has grown rapidly in the last decade. Increasingly advanced autonomous robots have expanded the focus of machine ethics from issues regarding the ethical development and use of technology by humans to a focus on ethical dimensions of the machines themselves. This thesis contains two essays, both about robots in some sense, representing these different perspectives of machine ethics. The first essay, “Is it Morally Right to use UAVs in War?” concerns an example of robots today, namely the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used in war, and the ethics surrounding the use of such robots. In this essay it is argued tha...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSIONComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTING
free text keywords: machine ethics, UAV, laws of war, robot morality, moral agency, Moral, Turning Test, Philosophy, Filosofi
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