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Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, Volume 5 Issue 3, December 2016

Introduction to journal of human-robot interaction special issue on law and policy
Kate Darling, Ryan Calo
Pages: 1-2
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.5.3.Darling

We are delighted to guest edit this special law and policy issue of the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction. The issue comes at a time of heightened interest in robotics by policymakers at all levels. The HRI community is already deeply...

If asimo thinks, does roomba feel?: the legal implications of attributing agency to technology
Christopher Brett Jaeger, Daniel T. Levin
Pages: 3-25
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.5.3.Jaeger

Just as our interactions with other people are shaped by our concepts about their beliefs, desires, and goals (i.e., "theory of mind"), our interactions with intelligent technologies such as robots are shaped by our concepts about their internal...

These aren't the autonomous drones you're looking for: investigating privacy concerns through concept videos
Richmond Y. Wong, Deirdre K. Mulligan
Pages: 26-54
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.5.3.Wong

Regulators and privacy advocates increasingly demand that privacy be protected through the technical design of products and services, as well as through organizational procedures and policies. Privacy research by computer scientists and engineers...

"Hands up, don't shoot!": HRI and the automation of police use of force
Peter Asaro
Pages: 55-69
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.5.3.Asaro

This paper considers the ethical challenges facing the development of robotic systems that deploy violent and lethal force against humans. While the use of violent and lethal force is not usually acceptable for humans or robots, police officers...

Et tu, Android?: regulating dangerous and dishonest robots
Woodrow Hartzog
Pages: 70-81
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.5.3.Hartzog

Consumer robots like personal digital assistants, automated cars, robot companions, chore-bots, and personal drones raise common consumer protection issues, such as fraud, privacy, data security, and risks to health, physical safety, and finances....