May 26, 2009

Military Robots to Get Ethical Guide


Professor of computer science at Georgia Tech Ronald Arkin is developing a guide to making sure that robots are programmed with ethics when on a battlefield. Based on his soon to be released book, "Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots," he is creating hard and software that tells robots when and what to fire.

While that technology will undoubtedly not exist for another 50 years, humans will still be involved in the operation of military bots. Should there be an error, the builder or software engineer would ultimately be held responsible. But wouldn't it be a wondrous thing if we could have bots fight our wars so that humans could stay home?


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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 26, 2009 9:04 AM
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