Since the middle of the 20th century, robots have found their way into more and more areas of human life. From industry and its first robot Unimate over military and warfare to service, care, medicine and household, robots are used either today or in the foreseeable future.
The moral questions raised in the construction and use of robots are the subject of the philosophical discipline of robot ethics. Because with robots as specific technologies, the values implemented in them and the (social) consequences resulting from them, moral questions always go hand in hand. In a first part, this lecture gives a critical overview of some fields of robotics and the ethical questions that arise here. In a second step, the fields of work of the philosophical discipline of robotics ethics will be presented, before what has been said is concluded with practical implications and a plea.