A Construction Manual for Robots' Ethical Systems

Requirements, Methods, Implementations

  • Robert Trappl

Part of the Cognitive Technologies book series (COGTECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Requirements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Brigitte Krenn
      Pages 11-29
  3. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu, Selmer Bringsjord
      Pages 85-99
    3. Mihnea Tufiş, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia
      Pages 119-133
  4. Implementations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Michael Anderson, Susan Leigh Anderson
      Pages 155-168
    3. Ari Saptawijaya, Luís Moniz Pereira
      Pages 169-210

About this book


This book will help researchers and engineers in the design of ethical systems for robots, addressing the philosophical questions that arise and exploring modern applications such as assistive robots and self-driving cars.


The contributing authors are among the leading academic and industrial researchers on this topic, and the book will be of value to researchers, graduate students, and practitioners engaged with robot design, artificial intelligence, and ethics.


Assistive Robots Human-Robot Interaction Principlism Robotic Ethics Self-driving Cars

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Trappl
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Brian Research Medical University of ViennaAustrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) of the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies (OSGK)ViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21547-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21548-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-2482
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6635
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