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Extending Legal Rights to Social Robots


Kate Darling


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - MIT Media Laboratory; Yale University - Yale Information Society Project; Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society

April 23, 2012

We Robot Conference, University of Miami, April 2012

Abstract:     
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.

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Keywords: Social robotics, anthropomorphism, law, ethics, animal abuse

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Date posted: August 28, 2012  

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Darling, Kate, Extending Legal Rights to Social Robots (April 23, 2012). We Robot Conference, University of Miami, April 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2044797 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2044797

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Kate Darling (Contact Author)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - MIT Media Laboratory ( email )
20 Ames St.
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
United States
Yale University - Yale Information Society Project ( email )
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
United States
Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society ( email )
Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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