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.


Type

Journal Article

Volume

12

Date

September 2010

Webpage

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Creators

Borenstein, Jason (Author)
Pearson, Yvette (Author)

Issue

3

DOI
10.1007/s10676-010-9236-4


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