A Code of Ethics for the Human-Robot Interaction Profession

Proceedings of We Robot, 2014

10 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2016

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Laurel Riek

Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Don Howard

University of Notre Dame - Department of Philosophy

Date Written: April 4, 2014

Abstract

As robots transition into human social environments, a new range of technical, ethical, and legal challenges are arising. This paper discusses the unique ethical challenges facing HRI practitioners designing robots for these spaces, and proposes a code of ethics for the profession. We argue that the affordance of all rights and protections ordinarily assumed in human-human interactions apply to human-robot interaction, and discuss various social, legal, and design considerations to facilitate this.

Keywords: robotics, human-robot interaction, policy, ethics, law, design

JEL Classification: O33

Suggested Citation

Riek, Laurel and Howard, Don, A Code of Ethics for the Human-Robot Interaction Profession (April 4, 2014). Proceedings of We Robot, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2757805

Laurel Riek (Contact Author)

Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame ( email )

384 Fitzpatrick hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5646
United States

Don Howard

University of Notre Dame - Department of Philosophy ( email )

100 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States

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