Ok, so ethics regarding robots is crucial but I really don’t get this or am I just being a bit stupid? Are they saying that they want to have robots make their own ethical decisions or are they just talking for the cameras. Of course robots need to be ethically designed and programmed to inhabit ethical spaces etc etc., but that’s a partnership between creators, who its for, the space it inhabits and of course the robot itself, but not of itself. How can a logarithm replicate moral and ethical phenomena, an exclusively human, social and culturally derived construct. Some academics would say anything just to get their book sold or be on Youtube.
In this clip NAO is just doing what he’s programmed to do, it’s the ethical, sociorobotic process behind the robot that constitutes the contemporary challenge, not the ethical dilemnas of Roy Batty style android killers of the future.
“Would you like to have something that didn’t have ethics, telling you what to do around the house” – Does he mean something like an alarm clock by any chance?