Tamburrini, Guglielmo (2009) Ethical reflections on healthcare robotics. In: Ethics and robotics. IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 35-48.

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Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: medical robotics, fundamental rights, responsibility, autonomy, physical integrity
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 08:33
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 19:41
URI: http://www.fedoa.unina.it/id/eprint/5715


The rapid developments of robotics technologies in the last twenty years of the XX century have greatly encouraged research on the use of robots for surgery, diagnosis, rehabilitation, prosthetics, and assistance to disabled and elderly people. This chapter provides an overview of robotic technologies and systems for health care, focussing on various ethical problems that these technologies give rise tothese problems notably concern the protection of human physical and mental integrity, autonomy, responsibility, and fair access to medical resources.

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