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Is There a Human Right to Human Contact? Preliminary Reflections on the Robotization of Caregiving
Stockholm University, Faculty of Law, Department of Law, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7194-9617
2022 (English)In: Nordic Yearbook of Law and Informatics 2020-2021: Law in the Era of Artificial Intelligence / [ed] Liane Colonna; Stanley Greenstein, Stockholm: The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute , 2022, p. 81-102Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The use of personal care robots in caregiving raises many different ethical and legal dilemmas regarding privacy and personal data, as well as concerns in relation to human dignity and the prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment. At a more fundamental level, this raises two central issues. First, the question is whether an inidivual can claim a right to human contact and to be cared for by humans, in an increasingly digitalized and robotized society. If so, a second question arises: on which legal grounds and to what extent, can such a right be asserted in relation to robotized caregiving? What would the ethical and legal consequences be if the care of humans were turned over to robots for long periods of time? The purpose of this paper is to provide certain reflections on the legal grounds for a possible right to human caregiving and related issues, which as a general legal framework could affect the way in which care robots can be introdced into caregiving. If there is a rigt to be left alone, is there also a right not to be left alone? 

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Stockholm: The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute , 2022. p. 81-102
Keywords [en]
human contact, care robots, physically assistive robots, socially assistive robots, PARO, human dignity, prohibition of torture and inhuman and degrading treatment, right to be left alone, right not to be left alone, antropomorphism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-202419ISBN: 978-91-8892-964-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-202419DiVA, id: diva2:1640377
Available from: 2022-02-24 Created: 2022-02-24 Last updated: 2022-08-09Bibliographically approved

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