Beyond Speculative Robot Ethics

M. Smits, A. Van der Plas

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In this article we develop a dialogue model for robot technology experts and designated users to discuss visions on the future of robotics in long-term care. Our vision assessment study aims for more distinguished and more informed visions on future robots. Surprisingly, our experiment also lead to some promising co-designed robot concepts in which jointly articulated moral guidelines are embedded. With our model we think to have designed an interesting response on a recent call for a less speculative ethics of technology by encouraging discussions about the quality of positive and negative visions on the future of robotics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-314
Number of pages15
JournalAccountability in Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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