Legal side of this Roboethics Info Databse is about to expand – thansk to M. Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet & Society, who is interested in roboethics issues from the perspective of law.
Some of his work from Stanford is introduced in different corners of the web (“Scientists, laywers ponder effects of home robots”, The Salt Lake Tribune; “Robots, Law and Society”, Kenneth Anderson, The Volokh Conspiracy;). More on him will be posted later (after my final exams!).
Meanwhile, here’s a Yahoo News articles from December 5th 2009 (also mentioning Ryan Calo) which I would consider a good introduction to law side of roboethics: Scientists, lawyers mull effects of home robots – Yahoo! News.
While ethicists, lawyers and roboticists ponder how to best integrate humans and autonomous machines, there is some evidence that a balance is already beginning to be struck.
After returning to the Stanford hospital on another occasion, Horvitz noticed a sign hanging above the spot where he had his harrowing experience. It read: “Please Do Not Board The Elevator With The Robot.” (Yahoo! News)