"Involving Interface": An Extended Mind Theoretical Approach to Roboethics

Miranda Anderson, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Tamami Fukushi

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In 2008 the authors held Involving Interface, a lively interdisciplinary event focusing on issues of biological, sociocultural, and technological interfacing (see Acknowledgments). Inspired by discussions at this event, in this article, we further discuss the value of input from neuroscience for developing robots and machine interfaces, and the value of philosophy, the humanities, and the arts for identifying persistent links between human interfacing and broader ethical concerns. The importance of ongoing interdisciplinary debate and public communication on scientific and technical advances is also highlighted. Throughout, the authors explore the implications of the extended mind hypothesis for notions of moral accountability and robotics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-329
Number of pages14
Journal Accountability in Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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