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The Ethics of Autonomous Military Robots

Jason Borenstein1

1Georgia Institute of Technology – Main Campus

Citation Information: Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology. Volume 2, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1941-6008, DOI: 10.2202/1941-6008.1036, April 2008

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The U.S. military has started to construct and deploy robotic weapons systems. Although human controllers may still be monitoring the functioning of the technology, the next logical step is to transfer incrementally more of the decision-making power to the robots themselves. Thus, this article seeks to examine the ethical implications of the creation and use of "autonomous weapons systems."

Keywords: robotic systems; military ethics; research ethics; AI

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