ICRAC is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO). We are an international committee of experts in robotics technology, 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.

ICRAC was founded, and its founding Mission Statement adopted, in September 2009.  ICRAC’s first international Expert Workshop was held in Berlin in October 2010, at which the Berlin Statement was adopted by a majority vote of the participants.

ICRAC members research, publish, and engage the public on this pressing issue, and work to foster global efforts toward effective limitation of military robotics.

The members of ICRAC are listed below, together with the year in which they joined the Committee.  Names link to members’ individual websites.


David Akerson, J.D. (2013)
University of Denver, USA

Jürgen Altmann, PhD (co-founder; 2009), Vice-Chairman
Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany

Peter M. Asaro, PhD (co-founder; 2009), Vice-Chairman
The New School University, USA

Mark Bishop, PhD (2012)
University of London, UK

Matthew Bolton, PhD (2012), Membership Secretary
Pace University, USA

Denise Garcia, PhD (2013)
Northeastern University, USA

Stephen Graham, PhD (2013)
Newcastle University, UK

Mark A. Gubrud, PhD (2010)
Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University, USA

Peter Kahn, PhD (2012)
University of Washington, USA

Ian Kerr, PhD (2013)
University of Ottawa, Canada

Thomas McDonnell, J.D. (2013)
Pace University, USA

AJung Moon (2015)
University of British Columbia, Canada

Richard Moyes (2011)
Article 36 (NGO), UK

Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan (2013)
Mines Action Canada

Thomas Nash (2011)
Article 36, UK

Illah Nourbakhsh, PhD (2012)
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Samantha Rennie, (2010)
Campaigner, UK

Heather Roff, PhD (2013)
University of Denver, USA

Frank Sauer, PhD (2010), IT Secretary
Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany

Noel Sharkey, PhD DSc FRSA FRIN FBCS CITP FIET (co-founder; 2009), Chairman
University of Sheffield, UK

Robert Sparrow, PhD (co-founder; 2009)
Monash University, Australia

Lucy Suchman, PhD (2010)
Lancaster University, UK

Guglielmo Tamburrini, PhD (2012)
Universita’ di Napoli “Federico II”,  Italy

Matthew Warren, PhD (2013)
Deakin University, Australia

Jutta Weber, PhD (2013)
University of Paderborn, Germany

Steve Wright, PhD (2010)
Leeds Beckett University, UK

Wim Zwijnenburg, MS (2012)
IKV Pax Christi (NGO), Netherlands



Independent Legal Advisor

Sarah Knuckey, BA,  LLB, LLM (2010)
New York University School of Law, USA