Can Social Robots Qualify for Moral Consideration? Reframing the Question about Robot Rights

@article{Tavani2018CanSR,
  title={Can Social Robots Qualify for Moral Consideration? Reframing the Question about Robot Rights},
  author={Herman T. Tavani},
  journal={Information},
  year={2018},
  volume={9},
  pages={73}
}
A controversial question that has been hotly debated in the emerging field of robot ethics is whether robots should be granted rights. Yet, a review of the recent literature in that field suggests that this seemingly straightforward question is far from clear and unambiguous. For example, those who favor granting rights to robots have not always been clear as to which kinds of robots should (or should not) be eligible; nor have they been consistent with regard to which kinds of rights—civil… CONTINUE READING
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