“An applied ethics to liaise humanoids with humans” publication at the Frontiers in “Artificial Intelligence and Application” Series

The text of “An applied ethics to liaise humanoids with humans” is derived from a lecture, held at the at the Robophilosophy Conference 2018„Envisioning Robots in Society—Politics, Power, and Public Space“ February 14–17, 2018, University of Vienna, Austria


This text discusses a transdisciplinary experimental development in progress. Its aim is to allow for a liaising, applied ethics in care situations. This is done by facilitating the conditions for ethical behavior of humanoid robots in human care. We2 strive to achieve this by entwining both the generation of a Cultural space- model in an AI system and the Architectural space-game, a natural language and non-verbal interaction between human and humanoid robot. This Cultural space- model is conceptual but not analytical. It does not represent the scenario of care and its variation, but it is meant to enable humans to generate satisfactory sociocultural situations together with a technical system. The Architectural space-game is a type of interaction that is understood to maintain a constant interrelation between human and humanoid on the basis of the meaning of human words and sentences as well as humanoid utterings, gestures and postures.

Bibliography: M. Coeckelbergh J. Loh, M. Funk, J. Seibt, M. Nørskov (eds.). 2018. Envisioning Robots in Society –Power, Politics, and Public Space, Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2018 / TRANSOR 2018,Series; Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, IOS Press, Amsterdam.

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