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  • British scientist warns we must protect the vulnerable from robots

    12/22/2008 6:38:07 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 31 replies · 2,032+ views
    EurekAlert! ^ | 18-Dec-2008
    Top robotics expert Professor Noel Sharkey, of the University of Sheffield, has called for international guidelines to be set for the ethical and safe application of robots before it is too late. Professor Sharkey, writing in the prestigious Science journal, believes that as the use of robots increases, decisions about their application will be left to the military, industry and busy parents instead of international legislative bodies.