An Analysis of Machine Ethics from the Perspective of Autonomy

  • Mario VerdicchioEmail author
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 128)


Machine ethics has been proposed as a new discipline at the intersection of ethics and computer science, aimed at investigating computational models of ethical principles to be embedded into the autonomous software and robotic systems to come. This work provides a view on the current research on autonomous systems and aims to show that classic ethics guiding human researchers is what is really needed.


Autonomy Machine ethics Artificial intelligence Planning Simulation Robotic systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Media, Culture and SocietyUniversity of the West of ScotlandAyrUK

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