Articles  |    |  January 27, 2011

Future Issues with Robots and Cyborgs

Article by Kevin Warwick.
Published in Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology.

Abstract:

In this article, four different practical experiments in robotics and human/machine merger are firstly described and then considered with regard to their ethical implications. Results from the experiments are discussed in terms of their meaning and application possibilities. The article is written from the perspective of scientific experimentation, opening up realistic possibilities to be faced in the future rather than giving conclusive comments on the technologies employed. Human implantation and the merger of biology and technology are key elements.