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A World with Robots

International Conference on Robot Ethics: ICRE 2015

  • Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
  • Joao Silva Sequeira
  • Mohammad Osman Tokhi
  • Endre E. Kadar
  • Gurvinder Singh Virk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Selected Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. F. Malle, M. Scheutz, J. L. Austerweil
      Pages 3-17
    3. Maaike Harbers, Marieke M. M. Peeters, Mark A. Neerincx
      Pages 19-33
    4. Wilhelm E. J. Klein
      Pages 63-76
    5. Maaike Harbers, Joachim de Greeff, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Mark A. Neerincx, Koen V. Hindriks
      Pages 93-107
    6. Sjur Dyrkolbotn
      Pages 119-133
    7. Endre E. Kadar, Anna Köszeghy, Gurvinder Singh Virk
      Pages 135-144
    8. L. Beton, P. Hughes, S. Barker, M. Pilling, L. Fuente, N. T. Crook
      Pages 145-158
    9. Delfim Dores, Ana Baltazar, Teresa Cabral, Isabel Machado, Paula Gonçalves
      Pages 185-198
    10. João Vieira Borges
      Pages 199-205
    11. Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira, João Silva Sequeira
      Pages 217-223
  3. Associated Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225

About this book


This book contains the Proceedings of the International Conference on Robot Ethics, held in Lisbon on October 23 and 24, 2015. The conference provided a multidisciplinary forum for discussing central and evolving issues concerning safety and ethics that have arisen in various contexts where robotic technologies are being applied. The papers are intended to promote the formulation of more precise safety standards and ethical frameworks for the rapidly changing field of robotic applications. The conference was held at Pavilhão do Conhecimento/Ciência Viva in Lisbon and brought together leading researchers and industry representatives, promoting a dialogue that combines different perspectives and experiences to arrive at viable solutions for ethical problems in the context of robotics. 

The conference topics included but were not limited to emerging ethical, safety, legal and societal problems in the following domains:

• Service/Social Robots: Robots performing tasks in human environments and involving close human-robot interactions in everyday households; robots for education and entertainment; and robots employed in elderly and other care applications

• Mobile Robots: Self-driving vehicles, autonomous aircraft, trains, cars and drones

• Robots used in medicine and for therapeutic purposes

• Robots used in surveillance and military functions


Human-robot Safety ICRE Personal Development and Happiness Personal Robots Robot Ethics Robot Law

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
    • 1
  • Joao Silva Sequeira
    • 2
  • Mohammad Osman Tokhi
    • 3
  • Endre E. Kadar
    • 4
  • Gurvinder Singh Virk
    • 5
  1. 1.Center of PhilosophyUniversity of Lisbon Center of PhilosophyLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Superior TécnicoTechnical University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Automatic Control & Systems EngineeringThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of GävleGävleSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A World with Robots
  • Book Subtitle International Conference on Robot Ethics: ICRE 2015
  • Editors Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
    Joao Silva Sequeira
    Mohammad Osman Tokhi
    Endre E. Kadar
    Gurvinder Singh Virk
  • Series Title Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Intelligent Systems, Cont. (formerly: Microprocessor)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-46665-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83558-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-46667-5
  • Series ISSN 2213-8986
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-8994
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 240
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Control, Robotics, Mechatronics
    Engineering Design
    Educational Technology
    European Law
    Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
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