New Scientist: Campaign asks for international treaty to limit war robots

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, […]

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Popular Science: No Nuke-Wielding Bots in Space, Pleads New Robot Arms Control Committee

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 […]

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ISN Security Watch: Robot Wars – The Hal Factor

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.

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BotJunkie: International Committee for Robot Arms Control Is Well Intentioned But Kinda Ridiculous

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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