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Nina Kostur, Northwest Academy

Start Date

2-5-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

2-5-2013 2:15 PM

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This paper discusses the correlation between the American military-industrial complex and the application of robotics over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries. The military-industrial complex has encouraged scientists to spend time developing weaponry and reconnaissance devices designed to hurt other human beings rather than investing in machines that have to potential to provide humanitarian aid. This has caused the application of robotics to become unethical.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/9488

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Biomimetic Robots at War: The Ethical Ramifications of American Military-Industrial Complex

This paper discusses the correlation between the American military-industrial complex and the application of robotics over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries. The military-industrial complex has encouraged scientists to spend time developing weaponry and reconnaissance devices designed to hurt other human beings rather than investing in machines that have to potential to provide humanitarian aid. This has caused the application of robotics to become unethical.