There is no 'I' in 'Robot': Robots and Utilitarianism (expanded & revised)

In Susan Anderson & Michael Anderson (eds.), Machine Ethics. Cambridge University Press 451 (2011)
Utilizing the film I, Robot as a springboard, I here consider the feasibility of robot utilitarians, the moral responsibilities that come with the creation of ethical robots, and the possibility of distinct ethics for robot-robot interaction as opposed to robot-human interaction. (This is a revised and expanded version of an essay that originally appeared in IEEE: Intelligent Systems.).
Keywords machine ethics  applied ethics  robots  utilitarianism  integrity  film
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Ryan Tonkens (2009). A Challenge for Machine Ethics. Minds and Machines 19 (3):421-438.

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