August 5, 2009

Dr. Ronald Arkin Interviewed on Robot Warrior Behavior

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We told you a while back about Dr. Ronald Arkin's book "Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots" and his rules for engaging them in war, his main premise being that "intelligent robots can behave more ethically in the battlefield than humans currently can."

He was interviewed in h+ magazine recently and more of his ideas, an updating of Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics which includes:

    1. Engage and neutralize targets as combatants according to the ROE.
    2. Return fire with fire proportionately.
    3. Minimize collateral damage -- intentionally minimize harm to noncombatants.
    4. If uncertain, invoke tactical maneuvers to reassess combatant status.
    5. Recognize surrender and hold POW until captured by human forces.

You can read the entire interview at h+.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at August 5, 2009 9:08 AM
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