Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology
Editor-in-Chief: Cutter, Anthony Mark
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The Ethics of Autonomous Military Robots
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."
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