Pioneers Workshop at HRI 2021
Most previous work on enabling robots’ moral competence has used norm-based systems of moral reasoning. However, a number of limitations to norm-based ethical theories have been widely acknowledged. These limitations may be addressed by role-based ethical theories, which have been extensively discussed in the philosophy of technology literature but have received little attention within robotics. My work proposes a hybrid role/norm-based model of robot cognitive processes including moral cognition.