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Principles of robotics: regulating robots in the real world

Winfield, Alan; Boden, Margaret; Bryson, Joanna; Caldwell, Darwin; Dautenhahn, Kerstin; Edwards, Lilian; Kember, Sarah; Parry, Vivienne; Newman, Paul; Pegman, Geoff; Rodden, Tom; Sorrell, Tom; Wallis, Mick; Whitby, Blay

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Margaret Boden

Joanna Bryson

Darwin Caldwell

Kerstin Dautenhahn

Lilian Edwards

Sarah Kember

Vivienne Parry

Paul Newman

Geoff Pegman

Tom Rodden

Tom Sorrell

Mick Wallis

Blay Whitby


© 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This paper proposes a set of five ethical principles, together with seven high-level messages, as a basis for responsible robotics. The Principles of Robotics were drafted in 2010 and published online in 2011. Since then the principles have influenced, and continue to influence, a number of initiatives in robot ethics but have not, to date, been formally published. This paper remedies that omission.


Boden, M., Winfield, A., Bryson, J., Caldwell, D., Dautenhahn, K., Edwards, L., …Whitby, B. (2017). Principles of robotics: regulating robots in the real world. Connection Science, 29(2), 124-129.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 9, 2016
Publication Date Apr 3, 2017
Deposit Date Dec 12, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 5, 2017
Journal Connection Science
Print ISSN 0954-0091
Electronic ISSN 1360-0494
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 2
Pages 124-129
Keywords robot ethics, principles of robotics, responsible innovation
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