About ICRAC

ICRAC is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO). We are an international committee of experts in robotics technology, artificial intelligence, robot ethics, international relations, international security, arms control, international humanitarian law, human rights law, and public campaigns, concerned about the pressing dangers that military robots pose to peace and international security and to civilians in war.

ICRAC members invite you to join us in calling upon the international community to urgently commence discussions about an arms control regime to reduce the threat to humanity posed by these systems.

Mission Statement: 

Given the rapid pace of development of military robotics and the pressing dangers that these pose to peace and international security and to civilians in war, we call upon the international community to urgently commence a discussion about an arms control regime to reduce the threat posed by these systems.
We propose that this discussion should consider the following:
* Their potential to lower the threshold of armed conict;
* The prohibition of the development, deployment and use of armed autonomous unmanned systems; machines should not be allowed to make the decision to kill people;
* Limitations on the range and weapons carried by “man in the loop” unmanned systems and on their deployment in postures threatening to other states;
* A ban on arming unmanned systems with nuclear weapons;
* The prohibition of the development, deployment and use of robot space weapons.”


Endorsed by all ICRAC members.

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Leadership

 

Noel Sharkey, PhD DSc FRSA FRIN FBCS CITP FIET (co-founder),
Chair

Jürgen Altmann, PhD (co-founder)
Vice-Chair

Peter M. Asaro, PhD (co-founder)
Vice-Chair

Denise Garcia, PhD
Vice-Chair

Matthew Bolton, PhD
Membership Secretary

Frank Sauer, PhD
IT Secretary