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Ethics in Robotics Research
Robotics has numerous applications in which its role can be overwhelming and may lead to unexpected consequences. In this rapidly evolving technological environment, CERNA (Commission for the Ethics of Research in Information Sciences and Technologies, the French advisory commission for the ethics of information and communication technology research) seeks to make ethical deliberation inseparable from scientific activity.
This IEEE Xplore article summarizes CERNA's recommendations concerning robotics.
(Available for free viewing through 31 December 2017.)
Emerging Technologies for the Control of Human Brain Dynamics
Danielle Bassett presents a review of recent developments at the intersection of neuroscience, control theory, and network science, their promise for enhancing cognition and for treating disorders of mental health, their current limitations, and the relevant ethical considerations.