Principles of robotics: Regulating robots in the real world

Boden, M. , Bryson, J. , Caldwell, D. , Dautenhahn, K. , Edwards, L. , Kember, S. , Newman, P. , Parry, V. , Pegman, G. , Rodden, T. , Sorrell, T. , Wallis, M. , Whitby, B. and Winfield, A. F. (2017) Principles of robotics: Regulating robots in the real world. Connection Science, 29 (2). pp. 124-129. ISSN 0954-0091 Available from:

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This paper proposes a set of five ethical principles, together with seven high-level messages, as a basis for responsible robotics. The Principles of Robotics were drafted in 2010 and published online in 2011 (Boden et al., 2011). Since then the principles have influenced, and continue to influence, a number of initiatives in robot ethics but have not, to date, been formally published. This paper remedies that omission.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: robot ethics, principles of robotics, responsible innovation
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
Depositing User: Professor A. Winfield
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2016 15:33
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2017 15:43


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