How are robot ethics described in peer-reviewed papers for children-robot studies? Do publications refer to robot ethics such as: (a) gaining children’s assent, (b) providing a robot’s description prior to data collection, (c) having a robot exposure phase before data collection and (d) informing children about a robot’s semi-autonomy or not? A total of 27 peer-reviewed papers with an average impact factor of 1.8 were analysed. 63 % of the studies did not state any ethical procedures followed. In eight studies children gave their assent for the experiment; six studies described the robot to children prior to data collection; two studies provided a robot exposure phase prior to data collection and one study informed children that robots are operated machines. The outcomes indicate problematic applications of robot ethics in peer-reviewed journals and the necessity for the publishing industry to consider stricter actions on this aspect of a publication.
|Title of host publication||A World with Robots|
|Editors||M. I. Aldinhas Ferreira, J. S. Sequeira, M. O. Tokhi, E. E. Kadar, G. S. Virk|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|ISBN (Print)||978-3-319-46667-5, 978-3-319-46665-1|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Jan 2017|
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- Children-robot interaction
- Robot ethics
- Children’s assent