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        Rise of the Robots | The Ethics of Robotics

        Explore some of the social impacts and ethical questions related to the development of robots, in these video excerpts from NOVA: Rise of the Robots. Robots have become commonplace in factories; they are robust, precise, and used for the kinds of jobs that people find repetitive and boring. However, some people are concerned about how further advances in robotics may take jobs away from people in the future. What social problems may robotic advances bring? In addition, there are ethical concerns related to the development of autonomous robots. For example, should a robot be able to decide who lives and who dies in an emergency situation? This resource is part of the NOVA collection.

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        Will Robots Take Away Jobs?

        Learn about the impact of robotics on jobs and society and hear two different views about future consequences.

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        How Much Autonomy Should We Give Robots?

        Consider the moral implications of autonomous robots and the ethical questions that arise with advances in robotics.

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