Robots and Responsibility

Subtitle:A Reply to Mark Coeckelbergh
Authors/others:Funk, Michael (Technische Universität Dresden)
Abstract:This is a short reply and comment to the approach of Mark Coeckelbergh. In his reflections on “Responsibility, robots, and humans: A preliminary reflection on the phenomenology of self-driving cars”, presented at the conference ROBO-PHILOSOPHY 2014 — SOCIABLE ROBOTS AND THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL RELATIONS (August 20–23, 2014) at Aarhus University, emphasis was on ethical issues of autonomous technologies. His lecture has been embedded into a focal session about robots and responsibility on Friday, August 22. Following discussions have been shaped by a very lively and interested audience, and by a panel discussion with Mark Coeckelbergh, Michael Funk, Minao Kukita, Vincent Mueller, Ezio di Nucci, and Filippo Santoni de Sio. With this little paper I am going to reformulate and catch some of my comments during the discussion.
Date of publication:2014
Publication Series:Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, IOS Press, vol. 273,
Publication Type:Chapter
Host publication's title:Sociable Robots and the Future of Social Relations
Host publication's editors:Seibt, JohannaHakli, PaulNørskov, Marko