The team led by Miquel Domènech Argemí, of the Department of Social Psychology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, for: "Ethics for robots: Some considerations in the design of social robots for children's hospitals".
The aim of this research is to develop an ethical framework for the design and use of social robots in children's hospitals. The project will involve the different stakeholders in the process of designing and using social robots in hospital contexts. The aim is to construct an ethical framework that encapsulates the meanings, priorities, interests and concerns of all stakeholders. The research and development of this ethical framework will be conducted from the perspective of the ethics of care, while also integrating insights from scientific and social studies of the relationship between people and machines covered by the concept of empirical ethics.