Campaign launch in London

April 26, 2013

This week saw the launch of the international Campaign to Stop Killer Robots in London with a series of events to brief activists, media, and parliamentarians. A conference for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), held at the Human Rights Action Centre on Monday, April 22, was attended by about 65 campaigners from 30 NGOs. The activists provided input and guidance on Read more...

Our campaign and call to action

April 23, 2013

On April 23, a news conference was held at the Frontline in London to publicly launch the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. In its first public statement, the campaign called for urgent action to preemptively ban lethal robot weapons that would be able to select and attack targets without any human intervention. Read more...

NGO Conference

April 22, 2013

On Monday, April 22, the Steering Committee of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots convened a day-long conference at the Human Rights Action Centre in London for representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to discuss the new initiative to pre-emptively ban fully autonomous weapons. Read more...

New US policy

April 16, 2013

On 21 November 2012, the Department of Defense of the United States issued its first-ever policy on autonomy in weapons systems, requiring that a human always be “in-the-loop” when decisions are made about using lethal force. Read more...

A Call to Engineers

March 1, 2013

On behalf of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC), roboticist Noel Sharkey has issued a call to engineers to “stand up and demand the prohibition of autonomous lethal targeting by robots.” In a piece published by The Engineer, Sharkey says the call to engineers is made “because you are the ones who know Read more...

Losing Humanity report

February 20, 2013

On November 19, 2012, Human Rights Watch issued its report: “Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots.” The 50-page report outlines the organization’s concerns with fully autonomous weapons, which would be able to choose and fire on targets without human intervention. Human Rights Watch warned that fully autonomous weapons would inherently lack human qualities that provide legal and Read more...

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