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EPSRC Principles of Robotics: Commentary on safety, robots as products, and responsibility

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The EPSRC Principles of Robotics refer to safety. How safety is understood is relative to how tasks are characterised and identified. But the exact task(s) a robot plays within a complex system of agency may be hard to identify. If robots are seen as products, it is nonetheless vital that the safety and other implications of their use in situ must also be considered carefully, and they must be fit for purpose. The Principles identifies humans as responsible, rather than robots. We must thus u...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/09540091.2016.1271396

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Oxford, MPLS, Computer Science
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Boddington, P
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Connection Science Journal website
Volume:
29
Issue:
2
Pages:
170-176
Publication date:
2016-12-23
Acceptance date:
2016-12-07
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EISSN:
1360-0494
ISSN:
0954-0091
Pubs id:
pubs:664920
URN:
uri:63fa1321-7531-4e8d-9eec-452efa364a9e
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uuid:63fa1321-7531-4e8d-9eec-452efa364a9e
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pubs:664920
Paper number:
2

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