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We present an integration of rational moral reasoning with emotional intelligence. The moral reasoning system alone could not simulate the different human reactions to the Trolley dilemma and the Footbridge dilemma. However, the combined system can simulate these human moral decision making processes. The introduction of affect in rational ethics is important when robots com-municate with humans in a practical context that includes moral relations and decisions. Moreover, the combination of ratio and affect may be useful for ap-plications in which human moral decision making behavior is simulated, for ex-ample, when agent systems or robots provide healthcare support.

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Moral Coppélia - Combining Ratio with Affect in Ethical Reasoning - Poster ICT OPEN 2012

  1. 1. Moral Coppélia - Combining Ratio with Affect in Ethical Reasoning Matthijs A. Pontier1, 2 Guy A. M. Widdershoven 3, Johan F. Hoorn 1 1 VU University, Amsterdam, CAMeRA@VU 2 http://camera-vu.nl/matthijs/ m.a.pontier@vu.nl 3 VU University Medical CenterAbstract MethodWe present an integration of rational moral We combined moral reasoningreasoning with emotional intelligence. The and Silicon Coppélia to be able tomoral reasoning system alone could not make human-like moral decisions.simulate the different human reactions to theTrolley dilemma and the Footbridgedilemma. However, the combined system Resultscan simulate these human moral decision Moral Reasoning system alonemaking processes. could not simulate difference trolley dilemma and footbridgeBackground dilemma.Robots are increasingly being used and Moral Reasoning systemincreasingly operating autonomously combined with Silicon Coppélia We should be able to rely on a certain could simulate these humanlevel of ethical behavior from machines. moral decision making processesParticularly when machines interact withhumans, which they increasingly do, we need Discussionto ensure that these machines do not harm The introduction of affect inus or threaten our autonomy. rational ethics is important when Care robots require moral reasoning. robots communicate with humans in a practical context thatPontier and Hoorn (2012) developed a includes moral relations andrational moral reasoning system that is decisions.capable of balancing between conflictingmoral goals. Moreover, the combination of ratio and affect may be useful forGreene et al. (2001) find that moral dilemmas applications in which humanvary systematically in the extent to which they moral decision makingengage emotional processing and that behavior is simulated, forthese variations in emotional engagement example, when agent systems orinfluence moral judgment. robots provide healthcare support.Their study was inspired by the differencebetween two variants of an ethical dilemma:the trolley dilemma and the footbridgedilemma. Ratio:Moral Reasoning Affect: Silicon Coppelia + 

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