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The Case for Ethical Autonomy in Unmanned Systems
Abstract The underlying thesis of the research in ethical autonomy for lethal autonomous unmanned systems is that they will potentially be capable of performing more ethically on the battlefield thanExpand
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Forgetting Bad Behavior: Memory Management for Case-Based Navigation
Abstract : In this paper, the authors present successful strategies for forgetting cases in a Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) system applied to autonomous robot navigation. This extends previous work thatExpand
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Robotic comfort zones
The paper investigates how the psychological notion of comfort can be useful in the design of robotic systems. A review of the existing study of human comfort, especially regarding its presence inExpand
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When Good Comms Go Bad: Communications Recovery For Multi-Robot Teams
Abstract : Ad-hoc networks among groups of autonomous mobile robots are becoming a common occurrence as teams of robots take on increasingly complicated missions over wider areas. Research has oftenExpand
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Robots, Ethics, and Intimacy: The Need for Scientific Research
Intimate relationships between robots and human beings may begin to form in the near future. Market forces, customer demand, and other factors may drive the creation of various forms of robots toExpand
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An integrative framework of time-varying affective robotic behavior
As robots become more and more prevalent in our everyday life, making sure that our interactions with them are natural and satisfactory is of paramount importance. Given the propensity of humans toExpand
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Recognizing Nonverbal Affective Behavior in Humanoid Robots
This paper describes the addition of nonverbal affective behaviors to a humanoid robot, as well as recognition of these behaviors based on an online survey. The expressive behaviors were implementedExpand
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Formalization for Ethical Control
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An Intervening Ethical Governor for a Robot Mediator in Patient-Caregiver Relationships
Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience challenges when interacting with caregivers due to their declining control over their musculature. To remedy those challenges, a robot mediator canExpand
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Preserving dignity in patient caregiver relationships using moral emotions and robots
This paper provides an overview of an ongoing NSF project that is intended to improve the long-term quality of care for patients suffering from early stage Parkinson's disease. Due to facial maskingExpand
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