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Friday, December 11, 2009

Rescue and Security Robots 2010+

The Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI, one of Europe’s leading research institutes in the defence and security area, has recently started a foresight project aimed to assess socialy changes caused by implementing robot systems in public rescue and security operations in the coming decades. I cooperation with the Department of Philosophy and the History of Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, in Stockholm, researchers are asking questions about opportunities and risks with robot systems in society.
How are todays society systems influenced by the development of technical system with a higher degree of autonomy?
Will new vulnerabilities emerge by transfering important society tasks to robots?
What kind of new important society functions and activities may occur due to technical robotics innovations?
Will increased use of robots change the responsibility conditions for incidents and accidents?
Will the possibilities for control and democratic influence be affected by transfering important society functions from humans to robots?

Some very important questions. Please visit my Robotland Forum and join an open discussion about "Risks and Opportunities with future robots".

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