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Legal, Ethical and Socioeconomic Impacts

Edited by George Dekoulis

Aerospace Engineering Institute

This book analyses the legal, ethical and social aspects of using deep-learning AI robotic products. The collective effort of distinguished international researchers has been incorporated into one book suitable for the broader audience interested in the emerging scientific field of roboethics. The book has been edited by Prof. George Dekoulis, Aerospace Engineering Institute, Cyprus, expert on state-of-the-art implementations of robotic systems for unmanned spacecraft navigation and other aerospace applications. We hope this book will increase the sensitivity of all the community members involved with roboethics. The significance of incorporating all aspects of roboethics right at the beginning of the creation of a new deep-learning AI robot is emphasised and analysed throughout the book. AI robotic systems offer an unprecedented set of virtues to the society. However, the principles of roboethical design and operation of deep-learning AI robots must be strictly legislated, the manufacturers should apply the laws and the knowledge development of the AI robots should be closely monitored after sales. This will minimise the drawbacks of implementing such intelligent technological solutions. These devices are a representation of ourselves and form communities like us. Learning from them is also a way to improve ourselves.

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RoboticsLegal, Ethical and Socioeconomic ImpactsEdited by George Dekoulis

Published: December 6th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66612

ISBN: 978-953-51-3636-1

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3635-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4577-6

Copyright year: 2017

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10415 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Introduction to Roboethics: The Legal, Ethical and Social Impacts of Robotics

By George Dekoulis


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2. Risk Estimation in Robotics and the Impact of Human Behaviour

By Rob Dupre and Vasileios Argyriou


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3. Trajectory Tracking Error Using Fractional Order PID Control Law for Two‐Link Robot Manipulator via Fractional Adaptive Neural Networks

By Joel Perez P., Jose Paz Perez P. and Martha S. Lopez de la Fuente


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4. Robots Liability: A Use Case and a Potential Solution

By Alejandro Zornoza, José C. Moreno, José L. Guzmán, Francisco Rodríguez and Julián Sánchez-Hermosilla


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5. Cybersecurity of Robotics and Autonomous Systems: Privacy and Safety

By Francisco J. Rodríguez Lera, Camino Fernández Llamas, Ángel Manuel Guerrero and Vicente Matellán Olivera


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6. Ethic Reflections about Service Robotics, from Human Protection to Enhancement: Case Study on Cultural Heritage

By Luca Giuliano, Maria Luce Lupetti, Sara Khan and Claudio Germak


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7. Mechanical Empathy Seems Too Risky. Will Policymakers Transcend Inertia and Choose for Robot Care? The World Needs It

By Johan F. Hoorn


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8. Electronic Prescribing and Robotic Dispensing: The Impact of Integrating Together on Practice and Professionalism

By Roderick J. Beard


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9. Human, Not Humanoid, Robots

By Domenico Parisi


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