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Robot ethics: Morals and the machine
As robots become more autonomous, the notion of computer-controlled machines facing ethical decisions is moving out of the realm of science fiction and into the real world.

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Robot ethics: Morals and the machine

As robots become more autonomous, the notion of computer-controlled machines facing ethical decisions is moving out of the realm of science fiction and into the real world.

Woman or Machine?

Imagine a world where robots work as traffic conductors, in factories, making sushi or vacuuming office floors. It may not be far away. In Japan, robots are already common fixtures and the latest prototypes come ever closer to the line separating man from machine.

Sand Flea is an 11-lb robot with one trick up its sleeve: Normally it drives like an RC car, but when it needs to it can jump 30 feet into the air. An onboard stabilization system keeps it oriented during flight to improve the view from the video uplink and to control landings. Current development of Sand Flea is funded by the The US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force.