Jürgen Altmann

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Jürgen Altmann is a professor of experimental physics at the University of Dortmund, Germany (Habilitation). He is a co-founder of the German Research Association for Science, Disarma­ment and International Security (FONAS) and a deputy speaker of the Working Group on Physics and Disarmament of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG, the learned society of physicists in Germany).

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ICRAC’s statement on Challenges to IHL due to increasing degrees of autonomy.

ICRAC News, Statements

Posted on 16 April 2015

On Wednesday April 15, ICRAC’s Dr. Juergen Altmann delivered the following statement to the informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva on Panel Challenges to IHL due to increasing degrees of autonomy. Statement from the International Committee for Robot Arms Control: On Panel Challenges to IHL due to increasing degrees of autonomy. This discussion […] Continue Reading

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Arms Control for Uninhabited Vehicles: A Detailed Study

Analysis, News, Opinion

Posted on 02 April 2013

In a detailed scientific article just published online, physicist and peace researcher Jürgen Altmann (TU Dortmund, Germany) explains that armed uninhabited vehicles (on land, on/under water, in the air) do not exist in a legal vacuum.   For example, they must not be equipped with biological or chemical weapons. In Europe most land and air […] Continue Reading

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