Ethical robots in warfare

TitleEthical robots in warfare
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsArkin, R
JournalIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Volume28
Issue1
Pagination30 - 33
Date PublishedJan-21-2009
ISSN Number0278-0097
AbstractThis article argues that robots not only can be better than soldiers in conducting warfare in certain circumstances, but they also can be more humane in the battlefield than humans. As robots can be built that do not exhibit fear, anger, frustration, or revenge, and that ultimately (and the key word here is ultimately) behave in a more humane manner than even human beings in these harsh circumstances and severe duress. People have not evolved to function in these conditions, but robots can be engineered to function well in them.
URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=4799405
DOI10.1109/MTS.2009.931858
Short TitleIEEE Technol. Soc. Mag.

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