Introduction to Robotic VisionIn Robotics | No comment
This video gives Introduction to Robotic Vision.
Robots and Jobs – DiscussionIn Robotics | No comment
Every time I give a public talk about robots people ask questions about the impact on jobs. Let’s discuss some of the issues around robots and jobs, and people and robots might work together in the future.
Robots and JobsIn Robotics | No comment
Robots have an impact on jobs. We have discussed the balance that occurs when some jobs disappear and new jobs appear. However, Doug and I consider whether there is an ethical stance to be taken when individuals lose their jobs.
Fear of RobotsIn Robotics | No comment
We like robots but there’s also an element of fear, perhaps stoked by all those books and movies about our new robot overlords. I’m going to speculate a little about where the fear comes from.
Robots and War – DiscussionIn Robotics | No comment
I ask Doug Baker what ethics says about robots making autonomous decisions to kill during combat and he responds by explaining the importance of moral agency. We also discuss progress in robotics as measured by Asimov’s three laws.
Robots and Privacy – DiscussionIn Robotics | No comment
It is not surprising public concern about robotic aircraft has prompted discussion about the potential to invade our privacy. However you might be surprised to learn our concept of privacy is changing over time and the real issue is autonomy.
Robots and Our EnvironmentIn Robotics | No comment
Our planet is hurting and we need to understand better where the pain is and how the ecosystem is coping. We need data, but traditional methods are slow and expensive, can robots help?
Robotic Cars – DiscussionIn Robotics | No comment
Is it acceptable that self-driving cars will cause accidents if they kill fewer people than human drivers? When an accident occurs is it a moral or a legal issue?
Robotic CarsIn Robotics | No comment
More people means more travel. Will our roads cope and are we doomed to a future of increased road rage. Let’s talk about transport and how robots might help.
Robots and an Older Population – DiscussionIn Robotics | No comment
At what point does it become unethical to replace a human carer with a robot carer for an elderly parent or a child?
Robots and an Older PopulationIn Robotics | No comment
Our population is getting older. Let’s look at how this ageing varies across countries, the problems it will create and how robots might help.
Robots and Food ProductionIn Robotics | No comment
Food. With more people we need to have more of it, but there are real challenges with producing what we will need. Can robots help?
Robots and SocietyIn Robotics | No comment
Robots don’t exist in isolation from human society; we create them to help us. What are the big challenges that society faces?
Ethics 101 – DiscussionIn Robotics | No comment
Ethics is a global guide as to the right thing to do. Listen as Doug Baker explains this for us in terms of teleology and deontology with examples to help us understand.
Ethics 101 – Part 1In Robotics | No comment
We may often use the term ethics but what does it mean? What is an ethical problem and what is not? Is ethics independent of culture? Here’s a very quick introduction to the principles of ethics.
Robotics and Artificial IntelligenceIn Robotics | No comment
Let’s do a quick recap of where humanity is with respect to machine intelligence, and how our concept of intelligence has changed over time.