Terran Mott and Tom Williams


Workshop on Perspectives on Moral Agency in Human-Robot Interaction

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In this short paper, we consider the technology literacy needs of human communities pertaining to robots' moral agency and moral competency. We consider how user communities will need to make judgements about when to attribute moral agency to robots, create policies based on this understanding, and make choices on behalf of others about robots' involvement in their lives. We propose that the technology literacy benchmarks in Project 2061 offer a compelling set of guidelines for empowering users to make informed, competent judgments about how morally capable social robots ought to participate in their lives.