The concept of autonomy is crucial for the theoretical characterization of robots and, more in general, complex technological artifacts. The aim of this paper is to provide a conceptual and logical framework in which it is possible to define two concepts of autonomy: autonomy of performance and autonomy of process. The analysis is carried out exploiting the logical resources of the counterfactual semantics – developed by Lewis’ and Stalnaker’s seminal works – and branching structures of the possible courses of actions. It allows to differentiate the autonomy of a robotic arm from the autonomy of a highly complex machine- like rovers for the explorations of the planets. The clarification of the concept of autonomy is, moreover, an essential precondition for the investigation concerning the ethics of artificial agents.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||HUMANE ROBOTICS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMANE-CENTERED TECHNOLOGIES|
|Editor||G Riva, A Marchetti|
|Numero di pagine||17|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2022|