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Robot Which Has Ethics

By Suparna Chakaraborthy
Robots, though a great and unique technological achievement have always been undermined with its activities being limited to being mechanical, which sometimes can lead to be unethical.

However, two researchers, Susan Anderson and her husband Michael Anderson have now induced ethics into a robot. This robot can behave on grounds of ethical manner and make morally sound decisions.

This approach to a robot takes into account different ethics such as being just, doing good, not causing harm, keeping a promise when deciding how to act in a moral way.
This 'ethical' robot presently will be used in medical field. The duty of the robot would include reminding patients to take their medicine. The robot reminds the patient to take the medication and then after the patient says "no" a couple of times, decides finally to tell the doctor.

Experiments of the functions of the robots are still on and will be launched into the market once it is completely tested and proved safe.

Story first published: Friday, November 12, 2010, 17:35 [IST]
Read more about: machine robot technology
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