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Our “Drones and Responsibility” can be pre-ordered!

Thrilled to announce that our co-edited Routledge book “Drones and Responsibility: Legal, Philosophical, and Socio-technical Perspectives on Remotely Controlled Weapons” can now be pre-ordered on Amazon and Bol! In the meanwhile, you can read our introducion here.

Posted in accountability gap, armed drones, autonomous weapon systems (AWS), criminal responsibility, drone warfare, drones, Ethics, ethics of technology, international law, killer robots, military ethics, military robots, moral responsibility, Responsibility, responsibility gap, robot ethics, Robotics, targeted killings, Technology, UAV

Web lecture on the ethics of care robots

Here is a web lecture (12 min) on the ethics of care robots that I recorded for the TU Delft MOOC (online course) Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology. The lecture is based on my co-authored paper When Should We

Posted in care robots, Ethics, medical ethics, responsible innovation, robot ethics, Robotics, Technology, Value-sensitive design, web lecture

Technological Doping?

“Technological doping? Responsible Innovation in Sport Engineering” is the title of the talk that I will give in Amsterdam, on April 8th, at the Science and Engineering Conference on Sports Innovations (SECSI). Whereas more and more cases of biomedical doping

Posted in doping, Ethics, ethics of enhancement, responsible innovation, SECSI conference 2016, sport engineering, technological doping, Technology

Talk on Care Robots at the University of Copenhagen

Tomorrow I will fly to Copenhagen, where, on Thursday March 3rd, I will give a seminar on the ethics of care robots at the Faculty of Public Health. I will talk about the use of therapeutic companionship robots like the

Posted in care robots, Ethics, informed consent, medical ethics, Mental disorder, Paro robot, Robotics

How to make sure that car manifacturers take ethics seriously

Another cut from my interview on the ethics of self-driving cars not included in the final documentary by De Kennis van Nu.

Posted in De Kennis van Nu, Ethics, Robotics, Self-driving cars, Technology, Value-sensitive design

Who should be held responsible for accidents involving self-driving cars?

A passage from the interview with Marloes ten Kate not inlcuded in the final documentary by Tim Broers for De Kennis van Nu.

Posted in De Kennis van Nu, Ethics, Liability, Responsibility, Robotics, Self-driving cars, Technology

My interview on the ethics of Self-driving cars (De kennis van nu)

I have been interviewed on the ethics of self-dirving cars by “De Kennis van nu”. The documentary is in Dutch but my part is in English (from minute 7). I have been asked, among other things, about the trolley problem-like

Posted in De Kennis van Nu, Ethics, Robotics, Self-driving cars, Technology, trolley problem