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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: http://www.kamillerodriguez.com/   Continue Reading

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ICRAC closing statement to the 2015 UN CCW Expert Meeting

Posted on 17 April 2015 by mbolton

On April 17th, ICRAC’s Dr. Matthew Bolton delivered the following closing statement to the informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva. ICRAC Closing Statement to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons Informal Meeting of Experts at the United Nations in Geneva Thank you Mr. Chairperson, Distinguished Delegates, The International Committee for Robot Arms Control […] Continue Reading

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ICRAC second statement on Overarching Issues, 2015 CCW Expert Meeting

Posted on 17 April 2015 by Peter Asaro

On Thursday April 16, ICRAC’s Dr. Peter Asaro delivered the following statement to the informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva: Thank you Mr. Chair. In response to China’s question, a number of security experts have pointed to the danger of mass attack by conventional weapons on strategically important installations.  Autonomous weapons would […] Continue Reading

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ICRAC statement on Overarching issues, 2015 CCW Expert Meeting

Posted on 16 April 2015 by Guglielmo Tamburrini

On Thursday April 16, ICRAC’s Dr. Guglielmo Tamburrini delivered the following statement to the informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva. I wish to thank on behalf of ICRAC the Chair of the CCW expert meeting for setting up and coordinating such a rich and informative program of expert contributions on technical, ethical, […] Continue Reading

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

Posted on 16 April 2015 by altmann

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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ICRAC opening statement to the 2015 UN CCW Expert Meeting

Posted on 13 April 2015 by Mark Gubrud

On Monday April 13, ICRAC guest Dr. Mark A. Gubrud delivered the following statement to the informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva. International Committee for Robot Arms Control opening statement to the Convention on Conventional Weapons Meeting of Experts on lethal autonomous weapons systems, United Nations Geneva 13 April 2015 I am […] Continue Reading

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ICRAC opening statement to 2014 UN CCW High Contracting Parties Meeting

Posted on 13 November 2014 by Frank Sauer

On November 13, ICRAC’s Noel Sharkey delivered the following statement to the Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the CCW, gathered to discuss questions related to “lethal autonomous weapons systems” from November 13 to November 14 2014 at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. I am speaking on behalf of the International Committee for […] Continue Reading

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ICRAC’s new mission statement

Posted on 25 July 2014 by Frank Sauer

After having fulfilled ICRAC’s founding mission declared in September 2009, ICRAC members have updated their mission  statement in July 2014. The new, 2014 Mission Statement reads as follows: Declared July 2014, updating the Original Mission Statement in light of ICRAC’s 2009 call to commence a discussion about robot arms control having been heard. Given the […] Continue Reading

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ICRAC closing statement to the 2014 UN CCW Expert Meeting

Posted on 16 May 2014 by Frank Sauer

On May 16, ICRAC’s Frank Sauer delivered the following closing statement to the informal “Meeting of Experts“, gathered to discuss questions related to “lethal autonomous weapons systems” from May 13 to May 16 at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Closing statement by the International Committee for Robot Arms Control Convention on Conventional Weapons Meeting […] Continue Reading

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ICRAC statement on operational issues to the 2014 UN CCW Expert Meeting

Posted on 15 May 2014 by Frank Sauer

On May 15, ICRAC’s Heather Roff delivered the following statement on operational issues to the informal “Meeting of Experts“, gathered to discuss questions related to “lethal autonomous weapons systems” from May 13 to May 16 at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Operational statement by the International Committee for Robot Arms Control Convention on Conventional […] Continue Reading

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