What asking potential users about ethical values adds to our understanding of an ethical framework for social robots for older people.
Gelderblom, Gert Jan
Abstract. This paper reports and discusses empirical research on the ethical principles that should inform interactions between social robots and their users who are older people. Data were collected from focus groups composed of older people in France, the Netherlands and UK, as part of the Acceptable Robotic Companions for Ageing Years (ACCOMPANY) project. In this paper we report and discuss the implications of some of the results of these focus groups for the design, programme and practical use of social robots