What are the biggest ethical issues facing roboticists today?
For social robots, I think the biggest issue is not being able to foresee every individual contingency. Going back to the limits of emotional recognition, a robot may say or do something psychologically damaging to a person. This may occur even if there was not intent of malice. The more obvious issues involve robots, which literally take people's lives into their "hands." Examples include self-targeting and shooting drones and self-driving cars. The drones are obvious, but in the case of cars, there could be situations when it may decide to kill you by swerving off a bridge rather than striking pedestrians running across the road.
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Well yeah, its pretty much the truth. No matter how intelligent a robot is made or how much things we teach them about human society, it'll still take its mission its first priority. If he was given a mission to save a majority of citizens and a single person, without any second thought it'll save the crowd even if it has to sacrifice a single person. Its obvious that robots can never match humans emotional intelligence because we might at least feel a little pity for that person or try to think if both parties could be saved so for the case of a robot, it can come a little closer in perspective of emotions. So I guess rather then using these robots out in public just to save lives, its better if these issues are dealt first so that instead of saving 90%, we can go ahead and save 99% of the crowd which'll definitely be a big success.