Co-evolutionary scenarios for creative prototyping of future robot systems for civil protection
2014 (English)In: Technological forecasting & social change, ISSN 0040-1625, E-ISSN 1873-5509, Vol. 84, 93-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Co-evolutionary scenarios are used for creative prototyping with the purpose of assessing potential implications of future autonomous robot systems on civil protection. The methodology is based on a co-evolutionary scenario approach and the development of different evolutionary paths. Opportunities, threats and ethical aspects in connection with the introduction of robotics in the domestic security and safety sector are identified using an iterative participatory workshop methodology. Three creative prototypes of robotic systems are described: "RoboMall", "RoboButler" and "SnakeSquad". The debate in society that might follow the introduction of these three robot systems and society's response to the experienced ethical problems and opportunities are discussed in the context of two scenarios of different future societies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 84, 93-100 p.
Co-evolutionary, Scenarios, Autonomous systems, Robots, Security, Safety
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-128342DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2013.07.016ISI: 000336011800010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84898409064OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-128342DiVA: diva2:647322
QC 201309112013-09-112013-09-112014-06-12Bibliographically approved