Peter Asaro

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T here is growing concern about and interest in the ethical design and regulation of autonomous lethal robot-ics [1], [2], [4], [6], [19]. While these concerns are justifi ed, and their implications for the design of autonomous systems important, it is not merely the autonomous nature of lethal robotics that raises ethical issues in design. Indeed, the(More)
(Received B; final version received B) Q1 This article considers W. Ross Ashby's ideas on the nature of embodied minds, as articulated in the last five years of his career. In particular, it attempts to connect his ideas to later work by others in robotics, perception and consciousness. While it is difficult to measure his direct influence on this work, the(More)
Somewhere around 1983, maybe late 1982, there was talk beginning about doing something more formal within IEEE that dealt with robotics and automation. Informally, activity was getting started through the Control Society,...also Systems, Man and Cybernetics, which obviously makes a lot of sense with the telerobotics things and a few others. But we wanted to(More)
In summary, the development and use of teleoperated robotic systems will continue to present new difficulties for the enforcement of local and international laws. These systems present a new capability for committing violent crimes at great distances that did not exist before. Moreover, the ability of tele-agency to separate actors from their actions will(More)
This paper describes and frames a central ethical issue–the liability problem–facing the regulation of artificial computational agents, including artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic systems, as they become increasingly autonomous, and supersede current capabilities. While it frames the issue in legal terms of liability and culpability, these terms are(More)
Described by his peers as the father of Australian robotics, Raymond (Ray) Jarvis is internationally renowned for his scientific contributions to computer vision, intelligent robotics, and path planning. His work has found broad application in the sciences as well as in industry and society. Along with pursuing his academic career, Jarvis spent a(More)