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“An Approach to Computing Ethics”,

Moor observes that deontic logic (for obligations and permissions), epistemic logic (for beliefs and knowledge) and action logic (for actions) all can have a role “that could describe ethical situations with sufficient precision to make ethical judgments by a 42 machine”. Early work in this area by [Arkoudas et al 05], Bringsjord et al. 06, and Wiegel et al. 05] can provide guidance in its implementation in the new HRI domain, and to address the potential computational complexity issues that can arise from unrestrained inference. The results of this logical analysis can restrain or reshape the overt behavior of the robot in non-military domains via the ethical governor (Section 2) in a manner that retains and respects the dignity of the humans that interact with the robotic agent.