Friday, September 17, 2010
Robot Arms Control Workshop in Berlin, Germany
Many of the people familiar to readers of this blog will be coming together for a three day workshop (Sept 20th-22nd) in Berlin, Germany to discuss various calls for international arms treaties directed at regulating the roboticization of warfare. The workshop has been organized by the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC). Among the workshop participants will be: Jürgen Altmann, Ron Arkin, Peter Asaro, ,Dennis Gormley, Joanne Mariner, Eugene Miasnikov, Götz Neuneck, Elizabeth Quintana, Wolfgang Richter, Lambèr Royakkers, Niklas Schörnig, Noel Sharkey, Rob Sparrow, Mark Steinbeck, Detlev Wolter, Uta Zapf, Colin Allen, and myself.
The Guardian published an article yesterday (Sept 16th) discussing the conference and the need for robot arms control. Read the full article titled, Robot warfare: campaigners call for tighter controls of deadly drones:Conferences will raise concerns over unpiloted aircraft and ground machines that choose their own targets.