Robot carers, ethics, and older people

@article{Sorell2014RobotCE,
  title={Robot carers, ethics, and older people},
  author={Tom Sorell and Heather Draper},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={16},
  pages={183-195}
}
Abstract This paper offers an ethical framework for the development of robots as home companions that are intended to address the isolation and reduced physical functioning of frail older people with capacity, especially those living alone in a noninstitutional setting. Our ethical framework gives autonomy priority in a list of purposes served by assistive technology in general, and carebots in particular. It first introduces the notion of “presence” and draws a distinction between humanoid… CONTINUE READING

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