Building a Better WarBot: Ethical Issues in the Design of Unmanned Systems for Military Applications

TitleBuilding a Better WarBot: Ethical Issues in the Design of Unmanned Systems for Military Applications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSparrow, R
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume15
Issue2
Pagination169 - 187
Date PublishedJan-06-2009
ISSN Number1353-3452
AbstractUnmanned systems in military applications will often play a role in determining the success or failure of combat missions and thus in determining who lives and dies in times of war. Designers of UMS must therefore consider ethical, as well as operational, requirements and limits when developing UMS. The author groups the ethical issues involved in UMS design under two broad headings, Building Safe Systems and Designing for the Law of Armed Conflict, and identifies and discusses a number of issues under each of these headings.
URLhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11948-008-9107-0http://www.springerlink.com/index/pdf/10.1007/s11948-008-9107-0
DOI10.1007/s11948-008-9107-0
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics

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