Robohub.org
 

Stopping the deployment of “killer robots” | Humans Rights Watch

by
23 April 2013



share this:
StopKillerRobots

In November last year, the Human Rights Watch released the “Losing Humanity” report (which we’ve already covered on Robohub). This report discussed the role of robots in armed conflict, summarized the current trends and plans for increasing robot autonomy, and highlighted the dangers that fully autonomous systems (“killer robots”) would pose, if ever deployed on the battlefield.

Today, the Human Rights Watch launch a new campaign, entitled “Campaign to Stop Killer Robots”. This campaign builds upon the foundation laid by the “Losing Humanity” report, and calls for . . .

. . . a pre-emptive and comprehensive ban on the development, production, and use of fully autonomous weapons . . . through an international treaty, as well as through national laws and other measures.

The full press release can be read here, and the campaign’s website, found here.

Photo Credit: Russell Christian for Human Rights Watch



tags: , , , ,


Mike Hamer





Related posts :



Robo-Insight #5

In this fifth edition, we are excited to feature robot progress in human-robot interaction, agile movement, enhanced training methods, soft robotics, brain surgery, medical navigation, and ecological research. 
25 September 2023, by

Soft robotic tool provides new ‘eyes’ in endovascular surgery

The magnetic device can help visualise and navigate complex and narrow spaces.

‘Brainless’ robot can navigate complex obstacles

Researchers who created a soft robot that could navigate simple mazes without human or computer direction have now built on that work, creating a “brainless” soft robot that can navigate more complex and dynamic environments.
21 September 2023, by

Battery-free origami microfliers from UW researchers offer a new bio-inspired future of flying machines

Researchers at the University of Washington present battery-free microfliers that can change shape in mid-air to vary their dispersal distance.

Virtual-reality tech is fast becoming more real

Touch sensations are improving to help sectors like healthcare and manufacturing, while other advances are being driven by the gaming industry.
16 September 2023, by

High-tech microscope with ML software for detecting malaria in returning travellers

Method not as accurate as human experts, but shows promise.
14 September 2023, by and





©2021 - ROBOTS Association


 












©2021 - ROBOTS Association