George A. Bekey

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George A. Bekey
Fields Robotics
Institutions University of Southern California
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles

George A. Bekey is a renowned American roboticist and the Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow in various professional societies. Bekey is best known for his achievements across multiple technical fields, for which he was designated a USC University Professor, which honors the university's most accomplished, multi-disciplinary faculty. He is also affiliated with the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he teaches a course on world religions. His most recent book is Autonomous Robots: From Biological Inspiration to Implementation and Control from MIT Press.

Robot Ethics[edit]

Lately he has concerned himself with the ethics and social aspects of robots as they play more of a role in different aspects of human life, realising an edited text[1] bringing together some of the key thinkers in the field including James Hughes, Selmer Bringsjord, Kevin Warwick, Peter Asaro and Noel Sharkey.



  1. ^ P.Lin, K.Abney and G.Bekey, "Robot Ethics", MIT Press, 2012

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