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Google’s Driver-less Car and Morality

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Within two or three decades the difference between automated driving and human driving will be so great you may not be legally allowed to drive your own car, and even if you are allowed, it would immoral of you to drive, because the risk of you...

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March of the robots

March of the robots | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
IN THE early afternoon of August 18th 2008, a reconnaissance unit of about 100 French paratroopers, accompanied by a small number of Afghan and American soldiers, was ambushed by a similarly sized Taliban...
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Real-world beaming: The risk of avatar and robot crime

Real-world beaming: The risk of avatar and robot crime | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Avatars and robots can now be used to help people "visit" remote locations via the internet - but this raises a host of moral and legal questions.
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Personal Robots for the Masses

Personal Robots for the Masses | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Along West Hill Road, just west of the Lincoln Gap in Bristol, Vt., sit two big yellow houses on a sprawling property featuring ten solar panels, a dock overlooking a sunlit, trout-filled pond, and porches adorned with rocking chairs.
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Musings On Robot Sex Dolls and Companions - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

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Musings On Robot Sex Dolls and CompanionsInstitute for Ethics and Emerging TechnologiesThe next question is how much artificial intelligence a robot companion ought to have.
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Do Kids Care If Their Robot Friend Gets Stuffed Into a Closet? - IEEE Spectrum

Do Kids Care If Their Robot Friend Gets Stuffed Into a Closet? - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Researchers force Robovie into a closet as a way of testing whether children see robots as moral beings...
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