The German weekly news magazine “Der Spiegel” reports on ICRAC’s meeting in Berlin. The full text – in German – of the article can be found here. ICRAC’s Berlin Statement can be found here.
A short piece on how “[t]echnology takes our minds by surprise again”, qoting ICRAC’s Noel Sharkey and touching on the issue that “humans can be held accountable, machines can’t.” The full text of the article can be found here.
27 November 2010, the New York Times reports on ICRAC’s meeting in Berlin. Last month in Germany, an international group including artificial intelligence researchers, arms control specialists, human rights advocates and government officials called for agreements to limit the development and use of tele-operated and autonomous weapons. The group, known as the International Committee for [...]
On 7 March 2010, the Austrian “Institut für Religion und Frieden” published an extensive interview with ICARC’s Juergen Altmann. He sums up ICRAC’s critical stance on the recent developments in unmanned systems: We are worried by the accelerating trend to arm uninhabited military vehicles, by the high numbers of non-combatants killed in present US and [...]
On 13 February 2010, Allvoices published a piece that discusses why military robotics is on the rise, quoting ICRAC’s Noel Sharkey and also referring to other ICRAC members and their critical stance: There are several reasons why the Department of Defense is shifting its focus away from conventional weapons and towards highly advanced robotic systems. [...]
On 30 September 2009, New Scientist reports on Noel Sharkey, Juergen Altmann, Peter Asaro and Rob Sparrow founding ICRAC. A robotics expert, a physicist, a bioethicist and a philosopher have founded the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC) to campaign for limits on robotic military hardware. Roboticist Noel Sharkey at the University of Sheffield, [...]
Popular Science reports on ICRAC being founded: A newly formed International Committee on Robot Arms Control (ICRAC) has asked nations to ban military bots from space and prevent robots from toting nuclear weapons. No doubt, human characters from science fiction stories such as “Battlestar Galactica” and “Terminator” might agree. The full text can be found [...]
ISN Security Watch reports on current developments in military unmanned systems and also mentions ICRAC being founded to investigate how some of these armed systems could be limited, perhaps even prohibited, if necessary. The full text can be found here.
The self proclaimed “best robotics blog on the Net!” critically comments in ICRAC’s founding. Noel Sharkey replies, and BotJunkie’s Evan Ackerman addresses Noel in turn. This discussion is well worth a read. The full text can be found here.
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