Pediatric robotics and ethics: The robot is ready to see you now, but should it be trusted?

Jason Borenstein, Ayanna Howard, Alan Richard Wagner

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Abstract

As robots leave the lab and are deployed in hospital or other healthcare settings, the community of users may become overreliant on and overtrust such technology. Thus, there is a pressing need to examine the tendency to overtrust and develop strategies to mitigate the risk to children, parents, and healthcare providers that could occur due to an overreliance on pediatric robotics. To overcome this challenge, we seek to consider the broad range of ethical issues related to the use of robots in pediatric healthcare. This chapter provides an overview of the current state of the art in pediatric robotics, describes relevant ethical issues, and examines the role that overtrust plays in these scenarios. We conclude with suggested strategies to mitigate the relevant risks and describe a framework for the future deployment of robots in the pediatric domain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRobot Ethics 2.0
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages127-141
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780190652951
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Borenstein, J., Howard, A., & Wagner, A. R. (2017). Pediatric robotics and ethics: The robot is ready to see you now, but should it be trusted? In Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence (pp. 127-141). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190652951.003.0009
Borenstein, Jason ; Howard, Ayanna ; Wagner, Alan Richard. / Pediatric robotics and ethics : The robot is ready to see you now, but should it be trusted?. Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence. Oxford University Press, 2017. pp. 127-141
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Pediatric robotics and ethics : The robot is ready to see you now, but should it be trusted? / Borenstein, Jason; Howard, Ayanna; Wagner, Alan Richard.

Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence. Oxford University Press, 2017. p. 127-141.

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Borenstein J, Howard A, Wagner AR. Pediatric robotics and ethics: The robot is ready to see you now, but should it be trusted? In Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence. Oxford University Press. 2017. p. 127-141 https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190652951.003.0009