Alison Papenfus Re: HOME ROBOT TURNS KILLER

Personally, having looked after an elderly relative, I would want to be sure there were "ROBOT's RIGHTS" in place.
Posted: 24 September 2009 at 21:57

Wolfgang Grulke RE: Re: HOME ROBOT TURNS KILLER

If robots do work and play equivalent to humans, and could be considered to be 'alive' in terms of their reasoning and reproductive abilities, would 'robots rights' be any different to 'human rights'?
Posted: 25 September 2009 at 12:02

Doug Vining Machines that kill

Technology means 'the use of tools' and tools can be used for good purposes and bad. When a machine malfunctions or is operated incorrectly, the results can be tragic. When the machine in question is an industrial robot and kills a man working on it, the headline is quite chilling: "Robot kills man." But of course, the robot had no intention, and the man's death was the result of an industrial accident. In the future, we can expect more of these types of accidents, as robots become more and more commonplace, even in the home.
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Posted: 6 July 2015 at 15:11
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