IJCOT-book-cover International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology  (IJBTT)          
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Volume - 13 Issue - 2
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Rakesh Veerapaneni
DOI :   10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V13I2P603

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Rakesh Veerapaneni "Ethical and Social Implications of Bio-Robotics in Biotechnology: Advancing Communication and Understanding" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology  vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 20-25, 2023. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V13I2P603 


As the fields of robotics and biotechnology continue to converge, the emergence of bio-robotics raises important ethical and social considerations that warrant careful examination. This paper explores the ethical and social implications arising from integrating robotics and biotechnology, specifically focusing on how these advancements impact communication and understanding between humans and bio-robotic systems. Bio-robotics involves the integration of living biological components and robotic technologies, blurring the lines between natural and artificial systems. By enabling robots to interact with biological organisms or incorporate biological materials, this field presents unique challenges and opportunities. Firstly, this paper delves into the ethical considerations surrounding the creation and use of biohybrid systems, including the treatment and rights of living organisms involved. It addresses questions related to consent, welfare, and the ethical boundaries of manipulating living organisms for robotic purposes. Furthermore, the social implications of bio-robotics in the context of communication are examined. How does the presence of bio-robotic systems impact human perception, trust, and interaction? What are the societal norms and expectations arise when robots incorporate biological elements? The potential impact on various sectors, including healthcare, industry, and environmental monitoring, is also explored. The paper highlights the importance of addressing privacy concerns and ensuring data security when bio-robotic systems are involved in communication and information exchange. It also examines the potential consequences of miscommunication or misunderstandings between humans and bio-robotic systems, emphasizing the need for clear communication protocols and user interfaces. Additionally, the paper discusses the broader societal implications of biorobotics in biotechnology, including public perception, cultural attitudes, and the potential impact on employment and economic structures. By thoroughly examining the ethical and social dimensions of bio-robotics, this paper aims to foster a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities that arise from the convergence of robotics and biotechnology. It underscores the importance of proactive discussions, policy development, and responsible practices to ensure the ethical advancement of bio-robotics and promote beneficial outcomes for society as a whole.


Ethical-considerations, Social implications, Communication, understanding, Consent, Agency, Privacy, Data security, Human perception, Trust, Communication protocols, User interfaces, Societal norms, Expectations, Cultural perspectives, Economic impact, Employment, Guidelines, Responsible research and innovation (RRI), Public engagement, Participatory approaches.


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