Moral Dilemmas in Social Robots: An Exploratory Study for Future Research
Source of Publication
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
This study examines the ethical issues related to technological advancements in social robots. We argue that a relationship exists between the emergence of social robots and various ethical dilemmas that may affect humans. Prior research lacks an in-depth investigation of moral preferences for using social robots to offer integrated and smart applications/services to organizations, businesses, and societies. This paper presents an exploratory study with 12 individuals from a social robot course in the Winter of 2021 online during the pandemic. We used ten short scenarios elicited through a systematic literature review process. The scenarios covered unique factors, such as monetary repercussions, emotional harm, physical threat, cyberprivacy invasion, and self-defense. The results highlight trends and counter-intuitive outcomes that provide scholars and practitioners with setting future research directions.
Springer Nature Switzerland
Moral Dilemmas, Social Robots, Technology Ethics
Shah, Muhammad Umair; Hung, Patrick C. K.; Iqbal, Farkhund; Adajar, Robee Kassandra; and Wiratsin, Inon, "Moral Dilemmas in Social Robots: An Exploratory Study for Future Research" (2023). All Works. 5917.
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