Robots that stimulate autonomy

Matthijs A. Pontier, Guy A M Widdershoven

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Abstract

In healthcare, robots are increasingly being used to provide a high standard of care in the near future. When machines interact with humans, we need to ensure that these machines take into account patient autonomy. Autonomy can be defined as negative autonomy and positive autonomy. We present a moral reasoning system that takes into account this twofold approach of autonomy. In simulation experiments, the system matches the decision of the judge in a number of law cases about medical ethical decisions. This may be useful in applications where robots need to constrain the negative autonomy of a person to stimulate positive autonomy, for example when attempting to pursue a patient to make a healthier choice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations - 9th IFIPWG 12.5 International Conference, AIAI 2013, Proceedings
Pages195-204
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event9th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, AIAI 2013 - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 30 Sept 20132 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume412

Conference

Conference9th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, AIAI 2013
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityPaphos
Period30/09/20132/10/2013

Keywords

  • Cognitive modeling
  • Cognitive robotics
  • Health care applications
  • Machine ethics
  • Moral reasoning

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