On the robot as a moral agent

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

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Abstract

To be a moral agent is to bear its own responsibility which others cannot take for it. We hold that such irreplaceability consists in its having an inner world to which others cannot have direct access. The purpose of this paper is to propose, as a means of gaining support for our thesis, an experiment - a psychological one in which to assess to what degree we can attribute moral responsibility to a robot. Furthermore, we explore the possibility of a society where humans and robots coexist.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Interaccion 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450364911
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 12
Event19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Interaccion 2018 - Palma, Spain
Duration: 2018 Sep 122018 Sep 14

Other

Other19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Interaccion 2018
CountrySpain
CityPalma
Period18/9/1218/9/14

Keywords

  • Human-robot coexistence
  • Moral agent
  • Personality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Nagataki, S., Shibata, M., Hashimoto, T., Kashiwabata, T., Konno, T., Ohira, H., Miura, T., & Kubota, S. (2018). On the robot as a moral agent. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Interaccion 2018 [24] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3233824.3233832