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Robotics and Well-Being

  • Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
  • João Silva Sequeira
  • Gurvinder Singh Virk
  • Mohammad Osman Tokhi
  • Endre E. Kadar
  • Presents a unique discussion of ethics and standards

  • Focuses on the concept of well-being

  • Debates the metrics for ethical adequacy in technological artifacts


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
    Pages 1-9
  3. Vladimir Estivill-Castro
    Pages 25-38
  4. Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu, Selmer Bringsjord, Rikhiya Ghosh, Matthew Peveler
    Pages 39-54
  5. Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
    Pages 89-98
  6. Bertram F. Malle, Stuti Thapa Magar, Matthias Scheutz
    Pages 111-133
  7. Sarah R. Fletcher, Teegan L. Johnson, Jon Larreina
    Pages 135-147
  8. A. Mylaeus, A. Vempati, B. Tranter, R. Siegwart, P. Beardsley
    Pages 149-156
  9. Pedro U. Lima, André Martins, Ana S. Aníbal, Paulo S. Carvalho
    Pages 157-167
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 169-170

About this book


This book highlights some of the most pressing safety, ethical, legal and societal issues related to the diverse contexts in which robotic technologies apply.  Focusing on the essential concept of well-being,  it addresses topics that are fundamental not only for research, but also for industry and end-users, discussing the challenges in a wide variety of applications, including domestic robots, autonomous manufacturing, personal care robots and drones.


Artificial Intelligence Robotics and automation Ethics and standards Social Robotics Autonomous Systems Autonomous Robots Humans and Robots Domestic robots Personal care robots Drones Autonomous Manufacturing

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
    • 1
  • João Silva Sequeira
    • 2
  • Gurvinder Singh Virk
    • 3
  • Mohammad Osman Tokhi
    • 4
  • Endre E. Kadar
    • 5
  1. 1.Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de LisboaFaculdade de Letras da Universidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Institute for Systems and RoboticsInstituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Endoenergy Systems LimitedCambridgeUK
  4. 4.School of EngineeringLondon South Bank UniversityLondonUK
  5. 5.Department of PsychologyUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK

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