Case of the Killer Rpbot

TitleCase of the Killer Rpbot
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsEpstein, RG
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageeng
AbstractA synopsis and index of the documents in the Case of the Killer Robot, a detailed hypothetical scenario that combines elements of software engineering and computer ethics. The case consists of several FICTIONAL newspaper articles. When a robot operator is killed when the arm of the assembly robot he was controlling began to swing wildly, the programmer who wrote the faulty code is charged with manslaughter.
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