Laurel D. Riek and Don Howard on “A Code of Ethics for the Human-Robot Interaction Profession”

A Code of Ethics for the Human-Robot Interaction Profession
Laurel D. Riek and Don Howard

Laurel D. Riek

Laurel D. Riek

Don Howard

Don Howard

As robots transition into human social environments, a new range of technical, ethical, and legal challenges are arising. This paper discusses the unique ethical challenges facing HRI practitioners designing robots for these spaces, and proposes a code of ethics for the profession. We argue that the affordance of all rights and protections ordinarily assumed in human-human interactions apply to human-robot interaction, and discuss various social, legal, and design considerations to facilitate this.

Laurel D. Riek and Don Howard will present A Code of Ethics for the Human Robot Interaction Profession on Friday, April 4th at 2:00 PM with moderator Kate Darling on the Panel on Robots and Social Justice at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center.

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