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Governing lethal behavior in autonomous robots

Author: Ronald C Arkin
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Expounding on the results of the author's work with the US Army Research Office, DARPA, the Office of Naval Research, and various defense industry contractors, Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots explores how to produce an "artificial conscience" in a new class of robots, humane-oids, which are robots that can potentially perform more ethically than humans in the battlefield. The author examines the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald C Arkin
ISBN: 9781420085945 1420085948
OCLC Number: 213318205
Notes: "A Chapman & Hall book."
Description: xx, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Trends toward lethality --
Human failings in the battlefield --
Related philosophical thought --
What people think : opinions on lethal autonomous systems --
Formalization for ethical control --
Specific issues for lethality : what to represent --
Representational choices : how to represent ethics in a lethal robot --
Architectural considerations for governing lethality --
Design options --
Example scenarios for the ethical use of force --
A prototype implementation.
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Explores how to produce an 'artificial conscience' in a new class of robots, humane-oids, which are robots that can potentially perform more ethically than humans in the battlefield. This book  Read more...

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