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ICRAC statement at the March 2019 CCW GGE

Posted on 26 March 2019 by Peter Asaro

As delivered by Prof. Peter Asaro ICRAC has been pleased to hear states shift their focus away from definitions of the technologies of autonomous weapons systems and move towards discussing restriction of their use with regards to how they should be controlled. Of course, by definition, if states wanted genuine meaningful human control of weapons […] Continue Reading

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ICRAC general statement at the August 2018 CCW GGE

Posted on 29 August 2018 by Frank Sauer

As delivered by Prof. Noel Sharkey Mr Chairman, Over the last 5 years at the CCW we have seen an increased understanding of the issues and challenges posed by autonomous weapons systems. ICRAC is pleased with the general consensus that we must retain human control over weapons systems, in particular, over the critical functions of […] Continue Reading

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Frequently Asked Questions on LAWS

Posted on 11 November 2017 by Frank Sauer

Memorandum for delegates at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) Meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) Geneva, 13-17 November 2017 ICRAC is an international not-for-profit association of scientists, technologists, lawyers and policy experts committed to the peaceful use of robotics and the regulation of robot weapons. Please visit our […] Continue Reading

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Speed kills! Why we need to hit the brakes on “killer robots”

Posted on 08 April 2016 by Frank Sauer

by Juergen Altmann and Frank Sauer This analysis originally appeared as a guest post on Autonomous weapon systems: rarely has an issue gained the attention of the international arms control community as quickly as these so-called killer robots. “Once activated, they can select and engage targets without further intervention by a human operator“, according […] Continue Reading

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ICRAC Video: Peaceful Uses of Robotics and Banning LAWS

Posted on 12 November 2015 by Peter Asaro

Stop the Killer Robots from Kamille Rodriguez on Vimeo. The video explains that a ban on killer robots would not have negative impacts on the development of other robotics applications and research. It was created for ICRAC by digital animation artist Kamille Rodriguez:   Continue Reading

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