Ethical considerations of gendering very humanlike androids from an interdisciplinary perspective

Elena Knox, Katsumi Watanabe

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

A large proportion of very humanlike androids are assigned aesthetics typically associated with femininity. Ethical and discriminatory issues have yet to be given in-depth attention in procedural literature. This position paper suggests that implicitly viewing humanlike robots as agents that could, in future, substitute undesirable and/or exploitable humans may affect not just the robots' design, but also the human demographics considered replaceable. Such tendencies must be carefully considered by researchers, businesses, and policy makers. Interdisciplinary analysis may inform and expand social and cultural negotiations in the design of these androids.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2017 - 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages539-546
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538635186
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 8
Event26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2017 Aug 282017 Sep 1

Publication series

NameRO-MAN 2017 - 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Volume2017-January

Other

Other26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2017
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period17/8/2817/9/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Optimization

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