Use cases: Killer robots
Killer robots, or autonomous weapons, are weapons that can decide by themselves to trigger a lethal shot.
This document states the official dutch government's position on human-in-the-loop for autonomous weapon systems, in which it is argued that if the targeting is programmed by a human being this counts as enough "human in the wider loop" and should be acceptable. It’s an official letter from the minister of foreign affairs to the government of the Netherlands responding to the opposition's questions regarding their position on the matter.
- Human Right Watch on killer robots.
- Autonomous Weapons: an Open Letter from AI & Robotics Researchers.
- Growing international movement against killer robots.
- Killer robots: the soldiers that never sleep (BBC, 2015).
- The perverse rise of autonomous killer robots (2015-10 Japan Times).
- Attack of the Killer Robots: a long and interesting read to understand how we got there.
- Another long interesting read on Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design
Do you think that killer robots belong to literature and movies only? Think again.
- The Super Aegis II, from DoDAMM Systems Ltd.
- The Samsung SGR-A1.