As technology speeds forward, humans are beginning to imagine the day when robots will fill the roles promised to us in science fiction. But what should we be thinking about TODAY, as robots like military and delivery drones become a real part of our society? How should robots be programmed to interact with us? How should we treat robots? And who is responsible for a robot’s actions? As we look at the unexpected impact of new technologies, we are obligated as a society to consider the moral and ethical implications of robotics.
Peter Asaro, PhD Director of Graduate Programs, The New School
Wendell Wallach, Ethicist & Scholar, Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Kate Darling, Robot Ethics Researcher, MIT Media Lab