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Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Robotics in the Security Sector


Burri, Thomas; Christen, Markus (2022). Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Robotics in the Security Sector. SSRN 4164188, University of Zurich.

Abstract

This is an expert report addressing the latest developments in robotics in the security sector, including disaster relief and armed conflict, from an ethical and legal perspective. The focus is on autonomous robots. The report is written in German, but a 4 page executive summary explains in detail the seven recommendations the report makes in the light of recent developments. These recommendations inter alia bear on the role of ethics given the stalemate in international humanitarian law on autonomous weapons systems, the adaptation of the Article 36 weapons review due to the dynamic evolution in robotics, and the way the debate about robotics should be led.

Note: Downloadable document is in German.

Keywords: Ethics, robotics, robots, disaster relief, armed conflict, international humanitarian law, human rights, laws of war, autonomous robots, autonomous weapons systems, CCW

Abstract

This is an expert report addressing the latest developments in robotics in the security sector, including disaster relief and armed conflict, from an ethical and legal perspective. The focus is on autonomous robots. The report is written in German, but a 4 page executive summary explains in detail the seven recommendations the report makes in the light of recent developments. These recommendations inter alia bear on the role of ethics given the stalemate in international humanitarian law on autonomous weapons systems, the adaptation of the Article 36 weapons review due to the dynamic evolution in robotics, and the way the debate about robotics should be led.

Note: Downloadable document is in German.

Keywords: Ethics, robotics, robots, disaster relief, armed conflict, international humanitarian law, human rights, laws of war, autonomous robots, autonomous weapons systems, CCW

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Other titles:Rechtliche und ethische Dimensionen der Robotik im Sicherheitsbereich
Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine
08 Research Priority Programs > Digital Society Initiative
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2022
Deposited On:29 Dec 2022 10:04
Last Modified:29 Dec 2022 10:11
Series Name:SSRN
ISSN:1556-5068
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4164188
Official URL:https://ssrn.com/abstract=4164188
  • Content: Published Version
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)