Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 547–548 | Cite as

Patrick Lin, Keith Abney, and George A. Bekey (eds.): Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics

The MIT Press. Paperback 2014 $26.00 ISBN: 9780262526005 400 pages
  • Michael Funk

Upcoming emerging technologies increasingly confront us with ethical challenges. Nanotechnologies, biotechnologies, synthetic biology or robotics belong to the new range of socio-technical developments, whereby established borderlines between technological and scientific disciplines become blurred. Currently the wide field of robotics and human-robot-interactions is responsible for some of the strongest transdisciplinary and societal impacts. Not only research, engineering or robot-design, but also ethical assessment becomes a complex multidisciplinary investigation. With the volume Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Societal Implications of Robotics editors Patrick Lin, Keith Abney and George A. Bekey are taking up this challenge.

Nowadays, there is an abundance of books and articles on robo-ethics. Some are trendy; others are very specialized or express individual persuasions. This book is neither science-fiction nor an utopian or dystopian story, but one of the few more or less...

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TU DresdenDresdenGermany

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