Killing in War

Responsibility, liability, and lethal autonomous robots

Authored by: Heather M. Roff

Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  June  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415539340
eBook ISBN: 9780203107164
Adobe ISBN: 9781136261008

10.4324/9780203107164.ch26

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Abstract

To operate in complex and uncertain environments, the autonomous system must be able to sense and understand the environment … The perception system must be able to perceive and infer the state of the environment from limited information and be able to assess the intent of other agents in the environment. This understanding is needed to provide future autonomous systems with the flexibility and adaptability for planning and executing missions in a complex, dynamic world.

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