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Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs: Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs

About the Series

This series examines the crucial ethical, legal and public policy questions arising from or exacerbated by the design, development and eventual adoption of new technologies across all related fields, from education and engineering to medicine and military affairs. The books revolve around two key themes: ¢ Moral issues in research, engineering and design ¢ Ethical, legal and political/policy issues in the use and regulation of Technology This series encourages submission of cutting-edge research monographs and edited collections with a particular focus on forward-looking ideas concerning innovative or as yet undeveloped technologies. Whilst there is an expectation that authors will be well grounded in philosophy, law or political science, consideration will be given to future-orientated works that cross these disciplinary boundaries. The interdisciplinary nature of the series editorial team offers the best possible examination of works that address the ’ethical, legal and social’ implications of emerging technologies.

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The Good Drone

The Good Drone

1st Edition

By Kristin Sandvik, Maria Jumbert
July 27, 2018

While the military use of drones has been the subject of much scrutiny, the use of drones for humanitarian purposes has so far received little attention. As the starting point for this study, it is argued that the prospect of using drones for humanitarian and other life-saving activities has ...

Technology, Ethics and the Protocols of Modern War

Technology, Ethics and the Protocols of Modern War

1st Edition

Edited By Artur Gruszczak, Pawel Frankowski
March 29, 2018

Contemporary security has expanded its meaning, content and structure in response to globalisation and the emergence of greatly improved world-wide communication. The protocols of modern warfare, including targeted killing, enhanced interrogations, mass electronic surveillance and the ...

Ethics and Security Automata Policy and Technical Challenges of the Robotic Use of Force

Ethics and Security Automata: Policy and Technical Challenges of the Robotic Use of Force

1st Edition

By Sean Welsh
November 10, 2017

Can security automata (robots and AIs) make moral decisions to apply force on humans correctly? If they can make such decisions, ought they be used to do so? Will security automata increase or decrease aggregate risk to humans? What regulation is appropriate? Addressing these important issues this ...

New Perspectives on Technology in Society Experimentation Beyond the Laboratory

New Perspectives on Technology in Society: Experimentation Beyond the Laboratory

1st Edition

Edited By Ibo van de Poel, Lotte Asveld, Donna Mehos
November 10, 2017

The development and introduction of a new technology to society can be viewed as an experimental process, full of uncertainties, which are only gradually reduced as the technology is employed. Unexpected developments may trigger an experimental process in which society must find new ways to deal ...

Super Soldiers The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications

Super Soldiers: The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications

1st Edition

By Jai Galliott, Mianna Lotz
October 12, 2017

The Spartan City State produced what is probably one of the most iconic and ruthless military forces in recorded history. They believed that military training and education began at birth. Post-World War II saw a shift to army tanks, fighter jets and missiles that would go on to fight the next huge...

Social Robots Boundaries, Potential, Challenges

Social Robots: Boundaries, Potential, Challenges

1st Edition

By Marco Nørskov
March 09, 2016

Social robotics is a cutting edge research area gathering researchers and stakeholders from various disciplines and organizations. The transformational potential that these machines, in the form of, for example, caregiving, entertainment or partner robots, pose to our societies and to us as ...

Legitimacy and Drones Investigating the Legality, Morality and Efficacy of UCAVs

Legitimacy and Drones: Investigating the Legality, Morality and Efficacy of UCAVs

1st Edition

By Steven J. Barela
June 16, 2017

Unmanned combat air vehicles, or in common parlance 'drones', have become a prominent instrument in US efforts to counter an objective (and subjective) cross-border terrorist threat with lethal force. As a result, critical questions abound on the legitimacy of their use. In a series of ...

Culture and Human-Robot Interaction in Militarized Spaces A War Story

Culture and Human-Robot Interaction in Militarized Spaces: A War Story

1st Edition

By Julie Carpenter
March 14, 2016

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel are some of the most highly trained people in the military, with a job description that spans defusing unexploded ordnance to protecting VIP’s and state dignitaries. EOD are also one of the first military groups to work with robots every day. These robots...

Commercial Space Exploration Ethics, Policy and Governance

Commercial Space Exploration: Ethics, Policy and Governance

1st Edition

By Jai Galliott
August 07, 2015

Not since man set foot on the moon over four decades ago has there been such passion and excitement about space exploration. This enthusiasm and eagerness has been spurred on by the fact that for the first time since the very beginning of the space age, space travel is no longer limited to an elite...

Healthcare Robots Ethics, Design and Implementation

Healthcare Robots: Ethics, Design and Implementation

1st Edition

By Aimee van Wynsberghe
June 03, 2015

This study deals with an underexplored area of the emerging technologies debate: robotics in the healthcare setting. The author explores the role of care and develops a value-sensitive ethical framework for the eventual employment of care robots. Highlighting the range of positive and negative ...

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