Tag: LAWS

Weekly Roundup 12/19/16

December 12, 2016 – December 18, 2016   If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. Support Our Work The Center for the Study of the Drones is committed…

More of the Same: The UN Debate on Lethal Robots

By Kelley Sayler From April 11 to 15, representatives from 95 states and numerous non-governmental organizations gathered in Geneva for the third UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons’ Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). As outlined by…

Weekly Roundup 4/18/16

4/11/16 – 4/17/16 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A British Airways passenger jet reportedly collided with a drone on final approach to Heathrow airport.…

Drones in Popular Culture

  This feature is based on an essay presented by the author at “Reconfiguring Global Space: The Geography, Politics, and Ethics of Drone Warfare,” which took place Indiana University – Bloomington in July of this year By Arthur Holland Michel…

Postgame: the U.N. Debate on Lethal Robots

By Kelley Sayler This post was published in conjunction with the Center for a New American Security, which has an ongoing project on Ethical Autonomy. CNAS’ statement to the CCW can be found here. For our backgrounder on the UN CCW…

Debating “Killer Robots” at the United Nations

By Dan Gettinger Today, April 13, experts and delegates from around the world are gathering in Geneva, Switzerland for a discussion on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, or, LAWS. The Meeting of Experts is organized by the United Nations Convention on…

CNAS Primer on LAWS for UN Delegates

This paper is published with permission from the Center for a New American Security. By Paul Scharre, Michael C. Horowitz, and Kelly Sayler On April 13-17, delegates to the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) will discuss lethal autonomous weapon…

What You Need to Know About “Killer Robots”

By Dan Gettinger, @GettDan In 2014, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) became a hot topic of debate. Military strategists are planning for a future in which autonomous unmanned systems such as aerial drones are capable of making targeting decisions without any…

Weekly Roundup 11/17

If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone If one drone can be claimed, above all others, to have started…