An Ethical Adaptor: Behavioral Modification Derived from Moral Emotions
Arkin, Ronald C.
Ulam, Patrick D.
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This paper presents the motivation, basis and a prototype implementation of an ethical adaptor capable of using a moral affective function, guilt, as a basis for altering a robot’s ongoing behavior. While the research is illustrated in the context of the battlefield, the methods described are believed generalizable to other domains such as eldercare and are potentially extensible to a broader class of moral emotions, including compassion and empathy.