S.Korea Works on Ethical Code for Righteous Robots – Isaac Asimov would be proud!

South Korea is drawing up a code of ethics to stop humans misusing robots – or vice versa, officials said Wednesday. Just the fact that this is happening now means we are making progress in robotics and artificial intelligence!

[Photo] Alex Hubo — the world’s first walking robot with an expressive face resembling Albert Einstein — dances during a demonstration in September 2006.

The South Korean government plans this year to issue a “Robot Ethics Charter” for manufacturers and users which will also cover ethical standards to be programmed into robots, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy said.

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