Killer robots: Legality and ethicality of autonomous weapons

TitleKiller robots: Legality and ethicality of autonomous weapons
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsKrishman, A
Pagination216 p.
ISBN Number978-0-7546-7726-0
AbstractMilitary robots and other, potentially autonomous robotic systems such as unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) could soon be introduced to the battlefield. Although the current technological issues will no doubt be overcome, the greatest obstacles to automated weapons on the battlefield are likely to be legal and ethical concerns. Armin Krishnan explores the technological, legal and ethical issues connected to combat robotics, examining both the opportunities and limitations of autonomous weapons. He also proposes solutions to the future regulation of military robotics through international law.