Healthcare Robots: Ethics, Design and Implementation

1st Edition

Aimee van Wynsberghe

Routledge
Published May 28, 2015
Reference - 166 Pages
ISBN 9781472444332 - CAT# Y254588
Series: Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs

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Summary

This study deals with an underexplored area of the emerging technologies debate: robotics in the healthcare setting. The author explores the role of care and develops a value-sensitive ethical framework for the eventual employment of care robots. Highlighting the range of positive and negative aspects associated with the initiative to design and use care robots, it draws out essential content as a guide to future design both reinforcing this study’s contemporary relevance, and giving weight to its prescriptions. The book speaks to, and is meant to be read by, a range of disciplines from science and engineering to philosophers and ethicists.

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