Can morality be ascribed to robot?

Shoji Nagataki, Hideki Ohira, Tatsuya Kashiwabata, Takeshi Konno, Takashi Hashimoto, Toshihiko Miura, Masayoshi Shibata, Shin'Ichi Kubota

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to clarify part of the ethical basis necessary for a machine like a humanoid robot to be a member of a human society. In order to do so, we formulate three conditions for moral agency on which membership is based: cognitive-behavioral, ontological, and normative. For the purpose of showing the relevance of these conditions, we conducted an experiment which involved human-robot interactions and moral judgement tasks. This conceptual exploration and empirical research suggests that bodily coordination can generate the demand for a certain moral commitment on the part of artificial beings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACCION 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450371766
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 25
Event22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACCION 2019 - Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 2019 Jun 252019 Jun 28

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACCION 2019
CountrySpain
CityDonostia-San Sebastian
Period19/6/2519/6/28

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Keywords

  • Bodily coordination
  • Human-robot coexistence
  • Moral agent
  • Moral commitment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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Nagataki, S., Ohira, H., Kashiwabata, T., Konno, T., Hashimoto, T., Miura, T., ... Kubota, SI. (2019). Can morality be ascribed to robot? In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACCION 2019 [44] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3335595.3335643