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Survey on Lethal Force Robots
« on: May 15, 2007, 04:35:33 PM »
There is a survey out by Georgia Tech Mobile Robot Lab titled Survey on Lethality and Autonomous Systems. If you want to have a say in warfare robotics, now is your chance.

The survey starts out by saying:
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The survey you are about to complete will lead to an analysis of public opinion regarding the use of robots capable of lethal force in warfare . . .

There are a total of 45 questions in the survey, of which about half are demographics questions; they are placed on 18 pages, including this cover page and the consent form. The time it takes to complete the survey should be approximately 15-25 minutes.


Not to spoil the survey too much, it asks questions covering various areas:

What is a robot?
Ethics of warfare.
Is it ethical for a robot to take a life, directed by a human or not.
Should robots be held to higher ethical standards than humans?
Who is the blame for an accidental robot killing?
Which emotions (if possible) would benefit a war robot?

My biggest complaint about the survey is that it didnt specify between robots with current state of the art, and robots capable of things in the movies. A huge difference!

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Re: Survey on Lethal Force Robots
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 09:06:53 PM »
The survey results have been published.

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Last year you completed a survey on the Use of Robots Capable of Lethal Force in
Warfare, and indicated that you would be interested in its results. The survey
responses were analyzed and discussed in the Technical Report GIT-GVU-07-16,
issued by Georgia Institute of Technology. For your convenience, here is a link
to a pdf version of the report:
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/ai/robot-lab/online-publications/MoshkinaArkinTechReport2008.pdf

 


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