"The ISO’s update will, for instance, include guidance on the maximum force with which a robot may strike a human it is working with."

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/531356/should-industrial-robots-be-able-to-hurt-their-human-coworkers/

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[-][anonymous]7y 3

What has that to do with ethics? That's simply putting limits in place to prevent unintended consequences. Ethics would be stating under what circumstances a robot may purposefully strike a human in the first place.

My client wasn't working with that human I struck; he was just a random passer-by. There are no ISO guidelines under which he may be convicted.

-- Robot lawyer

After robot ethics, will we introduce robot moral culpability, robot self-preservation and robot punishment?

"Robot, help me, I am falling into an abyss, give me your hand!"

"Sorry, human, but using a force equivalent to your weight would be unethical. I am going to report you to the HR department for trying to convince me to act against my ethical guidelines."