Robotics

Asimovs First Law Revisited

Isaac Asimov's First Law of Robotics states that "a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm." That sounds simple enough — but a recent experiment shows how hard it's going to be to get machines to do the right thing.

Cool Experiment Puts Asimov's First Law Of Robotics To The Test

Guardian: Campaign Against Killer Robots (2013)

Robot warfare and autonomous weapons, the next step from unmanned drones, are already being worked on by scientists and will be available within the decade, said Dr Noel Sharkey, a leading robotics and artificial intelligence expert and professor at Sheffield University. He believes that development of the weapons is taking place in an effectively unregulated environment, with little attention being paid to moral implications and international law.

Killer robots must be stopped, say campaigners

More info:
Human Rights Watch-Report: Losing Humanity - The Case against Killer Robots

Roboterrechte

Auf der Tagung “We Robot Conference”, die im letzten April an der Universität von Miami stattfand, hat Kate Darling vom MIT Media Lab untersucht, mit dem Artikel “Extending Legal Rights to Social Robots” inwieweit die Tatsache, dass Menschen Emotionen auf Objekte wie Roboter projizieren, dazu führen könnte oder sollte, Roboter ähnlichen wie Tiere gesetzlich zu schützen.

Erlebt: Rechte für Roboter