Developing Responsible Research and Innovation for Robots

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2014-05-23

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IEEE

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Abstract

This paper develops a framework for responsible research and innovation (RRI) in robot design for roboticists from a study of the processes involved in the design and engineering of a range of robots including standard manufacturing robots, humanoid robots, environmental scanning robots and robot swarms. The importance of an iterative approach to design, the nature of transitions between design phases, and issues of uncertainty and complexity are examined for their ethical content. A cycle of RRI thinking based on reconnoitre, realisation, reflection, response and review is described which aligns with the general characterisation of robot engineering processes. Additionally the importance of supporting communities, knowledge bases and tools for assessment and analysis is noted.

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Keywords

robot design processes, responsible research and innovation, robot ethics

Citation

McBride, N. and Stahl,B. (2014) Developing Responsible Research and Innovation for Robots. Proceedings of the IEEE 2014 International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology, p. 27

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Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)