Extending Legal Rights to Social Robots
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - MIT Media Laboratory; Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society
April 23, 2012
We Robot Conference, University of Miami, April 2012
People tend to anthropomorphize robots that interact with humans on a social level. This Article explores whether projecting emotions onto objects could lead to an extension of limited legal rights to robotic companions, analogous to animal abuse laws.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: Social robotics, anthropomorphism, law, ethics, animal abuse
Date posted: August 28, 2012
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