Robot caregivers: harbingers of expanded freedom for all? [Book Review]

Ethics and Information Technology 12 (3):277-288 (2010)
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Yvette Pearson
Old Dominion University
Abstract
As we near a time when robots may serve a vital function by becoming caregivers, it is important to examine the ethical implications of this development. By applying the capabilities approach as a guide to both the design and use of robot caregivers, we hope that this will maximize opportunities to preserve or expand freedom for care recipients. We think the use of the capabilities approach will be especially valuable for improving the ability of impaired persons to interface more effectively with their physical and social environments
Keywords Capabilities approach   Human flourishing   Robot caregivers   Robot ethics
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DOI 10.1007/s10676-010-9236-4
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