Robotics is a fast developing market that has penetrated a wide range of fields such as manufacturing, healthcare, law enforcement, and many more. Robotics can benefit society as a whole as it has the potential to drive growth, jobs and innovation in Europe; it offers new solutions to societal challenges from ageing to smart transport, security, energy and environment.
However robotics raises concerns related to ethical considerations and the protection of fundamental rights in the development of robotics and artificial intelligence. It is important to understand all dimensions of this new phenomenon and discuss the framework for future cooperation between humans and robots. Consider threats, but first of all - advantages.
Dr. Ing. Georg von Wichert is Head of Research Group Robotics, Autonomous Systems & Control at SIEMENS AG