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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Invitation: Robot Ethics Survey

As robots leave highly structured environments -- laboratories, factories, and mines -- they will interact with us in new ways and greatly increase in number. Robot toys and appliances in the home, therapeutic and care robots in nursing homes, and robot weapons on the battlefield all may raise ethical issues. This survey is about the ethics of designing and using various kinds of robots. The survey focuses on existing technologies and note where a scenario speculates on a future technology. The survey consists of 9 questions and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. You will be asked to give your answer to the question in form of a reason.

Peter Danielson
NERD leader GELS ARCH Project
W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics
Univ of Brit. Columbia
227 - 6356 Agric. Rd. Vancouver, Canada

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