South Korea Starts Campaign for Robot Rights

It may sound like something from a sci-fi flick, but South Korea is writing up a code of ethics to protect robots from being abused by humans and vice versa. Tops on their list is the issue of safety, especially now that more people are interacting with robots. Roboticists in Europe are also lobbying their governments for some form of robot rights. It's a little absurd when you think about it, but considering what's out there, who knows if we'll ever need it.

The Ethical Dilemmas of Robotics [BBC via Ministry of Tech]