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Tufts, Navy explore robotic technology

Tufts University and the Navy are partnering on a research project with a goal to develop robots that can think for themselves, making moral judgments and performing tasks according to how they weigh right, wrong, and the gray in between.

Researchers at the school’s Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory will explore programming techniques that could eventually give machines the ability to react appropriately in ethical binds, without people having to instruct them.

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