We will present work from the HERA project at IROS 2017, September 24–28, Vancouver, Canada (authors: F. Lindner, M.M. Bentzen., B. Nebel. Presenter: F. Lindner).
I will talk about learning with robots at the workshop on Digital Learning, High Tech Summit, DTU, September 21, 2017
I will give a talk about historical and comtemporary aspects of social and ethical robots at the annual meeting of the Danish Society for the History of Technology, September 15, 2017.
I will give a talk about AI and Ethics , at IDA, Afdeling Randers, October 31, 2017.
I will teach a course about AI and Robots (with Thomas Bolander, DTU Compute and Ole Ravn, DTU Elektro) at "Folkeuniversitet, København", October 10, 2017.
I have been invited to speak at and participate in the workshop on Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems: Ethical, Social and Trustworthy behaviour, Cumberland Lodge, England, November 23-24, 2017.
I have been invited to speak at the session on Formalising Robot Ethics at ISAIM 2018 , Florida, USA, January 3-5, 2018.
I will give a talk about ethical dilemmas for social robots, Ungdommens Naturvidenskabelige Forening (UNF), DTU, April 18, 2018.
Martin Mose Bentzen is an associate professor at the Technical University of Denmark where he teaches philosophy of science and ethics in engineering.
He has a background in philosophy and wrote his PhD dissertation about deontic logic.
Bentzen currently researches philosophical aspects of social robotics, in particular the possibility of devising logical systems for ethical robots, see here.
If you are interested in more details, here is a CV.
Social robots will need to behave in accordance with human values and norms, and in some cases they will have to function ethically. Therefore, there is currently a possibility for ethicists and roboticists
to collaborate on the project of devising a robot ethics.
My contribution to this project consists in making logical systems for ethical and deontic reasoning.   These formal systems will help clarify the foundations of robot ethics and can be implemented in robots.
In my MA thesis (2004), I examined the history of deontic logic and the logic of imperatives and in my PhD thesis (2010) I concentrated on multi-agent deontic systems.
Recently, I have suggested a deontic logic which is more aligned with actual human reasoning than many other deontic logics, I have examined the limits of logic-based inherent safety of social robots,
and I have formalized the ethical principle of double effect and applied it to ethical dilemmas of rescue robots, see here.
My main research into machine ethics/robot ethics (with my collaborator Felix Lindner) is being documented on the web page of "The HERA project" (HERA: Hybrid Ethical Reasoning Agent)
I also do some research in other areas , e.g. scientific modeling, causality, and philosophical aspects of biological robots.
I am interested in communicating research outside of the scientific community. Therefore I contribute to newspapers and magazines, see here,
and occasionally appear in the media, see here.
"The HERA Approach To Morally Competent Robots" (with F. Lindner and B. Nebel), accepted for the proceedings of IROS 2017.
"Discussions About Lying With An Ethical Reasoning Robot", (with F. Lindner and L. Wächter), accepted for the proceedings of RO-MAN 2017.
"Perceived Difficulty of Moral Dilemmas Depends on Their Causal Structure: Preliminary Results and a Formal Model", (with Barbara Kuhnert, Felix Lindner and Marco Ragni), accepted for the proceedings of Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (COGSCI2017), 2017.
"Black Boxes on Wheels - Research Challenges and Ethical Problems in MEA-based Robotics", Ethics and Information Technology, 19(1): 19-28, 2017. view (journal article).
"The Limits of Logic-Based Inherent Safety of Social Robots", Philosophy and Engineering : Exploring Boundaries, Expanding Connections, Editors: Diane P. Michelfelder, Byron Newberry, Qin Zhu, Springer, 2017 (book chapter).
"The principle of double effect applied to ethical dilemmas of social robots", Robophilosophy 2016/TRANSOR 2016, IOS Press, 2016 (article in conference proceedings).
"Action Type Deontic Logic", Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 23(4): 397-414, 2014 (journal article).
"Brains on Wheels: Theoretical and Ethical Issues in Bio-Robotics", in Sociable Robots and the Future of Social Relations, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications Volume: 273, Editors: Johanna Seibt,
Raul Hakli, Marco Nørskov: 245 - 251, IOS Press, 2014 (article in conference proceedings).
"Deontic Reasoning with Incomplete Trust", Logique et Analyse,Vol. 54, Nr. 215, 2011 (journal article)
"Ross' Paradoks" in Alf Ross - Kritiske gensyn, DJØF Forlag, 2006 (book chapter).
Miscellaneous scientific publications