Can You Murder a Robot?

March 18, 2019

(BBC) – Back in 2015, a hitchhiker was murdered on the streets of Philadelphia. It was no ordinary crime. The hitchhiker in question was a little robot called Hitchbot. The “death” raised an interesting question about human-robot relationship – not so much whether we can trust robots but whether the robots can trust us. The answer, it seems, was no. Hitchbot has now been rebuilt, at Ryerson University, in Toronto, where it was conceived.

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