Documentaries  |    |  February 13, 2014

The New Rules of Robot/Human Society

Runtime 9 minutes.

Mini-documentary produced by Off Book – PBS Digital Studios. Runtime 9 minutes.

As technology speeds forward, humans are beginning to imagine the day when robots will fill the roles promised to us in science fiction. But what should we be thinking about TODAY, as robots like military and delivery drones become a real part of our society? How should robots be programmed to interact with us? How should we treat robots? And who is responsible for a robot’s actions? As we look at the unexpected impact of new technologies, we are obligated as a society to consider the moral and ethical implications of robotics.


  • Peter Asaro, PhD Assistant Professor, The New School
  • Wendell Wallach, Ethicist & Scholar, Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
  • Kate Darling, Robot Ethics Researcher, MIT Media Lab