Abstract

This paper considers how legal theory, or jurisprudence, might be applied to robots. This is done with the intention of determining what concepts and approaches to robot ethics might be gained from taking a legal perspective. In many cases, legal theory is suggestive of possible approaches to problems that will require further work to evaluate. It concludes that legal theory does allow us to define certain classes of ethical problems that correspond to traditional and well-defined legal problems, while other difficult practical and meta-ethical problems cannot be solved by legal theory alone.


Type

Journal Article

Pages

20–24

Creators

Asaro, Peter M. (Author)

Date

2007


Professional Fields