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The Case of the Killer Robot: Stories about the Professional, Ethical, and Societal Dimensions of Computing

ISBN: 978-0-471-13823-5
242 pages
August 1996, ©1997
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A unique and entertaining look at the ethical issues in the computer science profession, this book tells the fictional story of a robot programmed to automate an assembly line that ended up taking the life of a worker. Using a variety of materials, from newspaper clippings, interviews, and the trial manuscript, the book explores the full complexity of the topic and the need to take into account the "human factor."
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Partial table of contents:

PRINT MEDIA.

Robot Kills Operator in Grisly Accident.

McMurdock Promises Justice in "Killer Robot" Case.

"Killer Robot" Developers Worked Under Enormous Stress.

"Killer Robot" Programmer Was Prima Donna, Co-Workers Claim.

"Killer Robot" Project Mired in Controversy Right from Start.

The "Killer Robot" Interface.

Silicon Techchronics Promised to Deliver a Safe Robot.

A Conversation with Dr.

Harry Yoder.

The Unhealthy Workplace.

A Tale of Two Cities.

Web of Deception.

BROADCAST MEDIA.

Varieties of Teamwork Experience.

The Case of the Virtual Epidemic.

The Case of the Deadly Data.

Candid Professor.
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