The Research EURON Atelier on Roboethics is an EURON Project aimed to develop the concept of an Ethics applied to Robotics. The Atelier will last one working week, in February 2006. It will be attended by about 30 participants (Senior Scientists and PhD Students) coming from different fields of research, both from Sciences and Humanities. The result will be a Roboethics Roadmap Book.
In January 2004, Scuola di Robotica organized the First International Symposium on Roboethics. The success and the important follow-ups of that event encouraged the partners of this proposal to design a more continuous and systematic approach: the Roboethics Atelier inside EURON.
The Roboethics Atelier will apply, in the Robotics field, the EC directives on the subject of Ethics. Actually, the Action Plan "Science and Society" specifies some of the principles which should govern researches in science and technology. In this context, the Atelier will analyze the effects of Robotics, from those principles, in the applications fields where the potential problems are more important and evident.