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Submission + - US Navy wants smart robots with morals, ethics (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: he US Office of Naval Research this week offered a $7.5m grant to university researchers to develop robots with autonomous moral reasoning ability. While the idea of robots making their own ethical decisions smacks of SkyNet — the science-fiction artificial intelligence system featured prominently in the Terminator films — the Navy says that it envisions such systems having extensive use in first-response, search-and-rescue missions, or medical applications.
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US Navy wants smart robots with morals, ethics

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