Ethical decision making for autonomous vehicles - Inria - Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies du numérique Access content directly
Conference Papers Year : 2020

Ethical decision making for autonomous vehicles

Abstract

We address ethical dilemma situations that may arise during autonomous driving. To evaluate how this deliberation could work, we propose a decision-making algorithm based on a Markov Decision Process (MDP) which controls the vehicle in normal conditions. When a dilemma situation is detected, the collision severity is determined by an evaluation of the harm incurred by different types of road users. Then, to illustrate different moral approaches, three different policies are proposed: one based on ralwsian contractarianism, another on utilitarianism, and finally on egalitarianism. Each policy supports a different view of the concept of fairness, potentially producing different behaviors for the same dilemma situation.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
paperIV.pdf (322.52 Ko) Télécharger le fichier
Origin Files produced by the author(s)

Dates and versions

hal-03022605 , version 1 (24-11-2020)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-03022605 , version 1

Cite

Nelson de Moura, Raja Chatila, Katherine Evans, Stéphane Chauvier, Ebru Dogan. Ethical decision making for autonomous vehicles. IEEE Symposium on Intelligent Vehicle, Oct 2020, Las Vegas (virtual), United States. ⟨hal-03022605⟩
365 View
584 Download

Share

Gmail Mastodon Facebook X LinkedIn More