Ethics and Responsibility of Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems

A specific legal and ethical approach to cyber-physical systems, a fortiori to industrial cyber-physical systems (ICPS), is not yet widespread. However, we note on the one hand that the characteristics of these systems allow for parallels with more commonly discussed subjects such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things, and robots, and on the other hand that the new research field of Cyber-Physical and Human Systems (CPHS), encompassing ICPS for their social impact, is beginning to address these issues.

In order to analyze the problems encountered in more detail, the question of ethics will be examined in greater detail in this chapter first, before exploring more specifically the question of responsibility in a second stage.

The authors of this chapter are : Sylvie Jonas and Françoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue

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