Ocean-going robot concepts win SBRI contracts

Ocean-going robot concepts win SBRI contracts
The next generation of ocean-going robotic vehicles will be developed by two companies from the South Coast of England. ASV Ltd of Portchester and MOST (AV) Ltd of Chichester have won contracts under the Government-backed Small Business Research …
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Terminator or Robocop?
ON MAY 30th at the United Nations, special rapporteur Christof Heyns delivered a speech calling on all states to ban the deployment of robots that can autonomously decide to kill humans or destroy property. Some, however, argue that autonomous weapons …
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UN Expert Calls for Halt in Military Robot Development
Preparations to introduce armed robots raise “far-reaching concerns about the protection of life during war and peace,” Mr. Heyns said in a report on lethal autonomous robotics he submitted to the council. “This includes questions of whether robots …
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