Medical robotics: a few ethical guidelines

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Photo: Honda’s ASIMO Robot (GNU License)

Dr. Bernard Ars M.D., Ph.D.,
Prof. Dominique Lambert Ph.D.
Université de Namur
Département Sciences-Philosophies-Sociétés
61 rue de Bruxelles B-5000 Namur (Belgium)

A world invaded by robots

Today, robotics plays a fundamental role in both our individual and collective lives, especially in medicine. Robotization, current or future, is welcomed, perhaps even sought, not only because it has already proved its practical effectiveness, but also because it allows some to dream about surpassing the limitations and weaknesses inherent to the human being. But it is precisely here that the whole issue lies: in the essential difference between a reality at the service of man and a potentially destructive fantasy. The field of medicine is no exception to this technological invasion and the growing attraction for robotics.

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Study Day – ‘Robot: a Hand for Man’


AngelicumcompletoInstitute Alberto Magno (Angelicum) and the Centre Universitaire Notre-Dame de la Paix (University of Namur) 

Organize a Study Day

ROBOT: a Hand for MAN
May 9th, 2015
Aula Minor

Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum
Largo Angelicum, 1 – 00184 Rome

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