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Erschienen in: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie 4/2016

01.06.2016 | Beiträge zum Themenschwerpunkt

Ethical challenges in the use of social service robots for elderly people

verfasst von: Dr. T. Körtner

Erschienen in: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie | Ausgabe 4/2016

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Abstract

Socially assistive robots are increasingly discussed as solutions in care and domestic use for the support of senior adults; however, this raises ethical questions which hitherto have not been considered or were not predictable. The most important questions are those of privacy and data protection, safety and responsibility as well as involvement of vulnerable persons and deception. Consequently, the ethical principles of nonmaleficence, beneficence, autonomy and fairness should be transposed to robotics. Clear answers and solutions are not yet available for every ethical challenge in robotics; however, the development of ethical guidelines for deployment of robots and research in the field of social service robots (SSR) are essential steps in order to embed ethics into dealing with socially assistive robots. This article provides some practical suggestions on this issue from a robotics project.
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Metadaten
Titel
Ethical challenges in the use of social service robots for elderly people
verfasst von
Dr. T. Körtner
Publikationsdatum
01.06.2016
Verlag
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Erschienen in
Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie / Ausgabe 4/2016
Print ISSN: 0948-6704
Elektronische ISSN: 1435-1269
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00391-016-1066-5

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