New publication: Robo- and Informationethics [08.05.2012]

In 2010 and 2011 a series of international workshops on the topic “Robotics and Information Ethics” was held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), organized jointly by the New Field Group “Autonomous Technical Systems” and ITAS. Some of the contributions with particular thematic relevance were selected for this volume, revised and extended by the authors.

Robo- and Informationethics is a new field of applied ethics, which currently undergoes some fascinating and fundamental transformations: the emergence of new types of robotic technologies, such as autonomous systems and artificial agents, generates serious threats to the understanding of human beings as the only strictly autonomously acting entities. In this book, the authors focus on some of the most pressing methodological, ethical and technique-philosophical questions that are connected with the concept of artificial autonomous systems.

Bibliographic information:
Decker, M.; Gutmann, M. (Eds.)
Robo- and Informationethics. Some Fundamentals.
Berlin: LIT 2012. ISBN 978-3-643-90208-5
(Hermeneutics and Anthropology)