From Killer Machines to Doctrines and Swarms, or Why Ethics of Military Robotics Is not (Necessarily) About Robots
Philosophy and Technology 24 (3):269-278 (2011)
AbstractEthical reflections on military robotics can be enriched by a better understanding of the nature and role of these technologies and by putting robotics into context in various ways. Discussing a range of ethical questions, this paper challenges the prevalent assumptions that military robotics is about military technology as a mere means to an end, about single killer machines, and about “military” developments. It recommends that ethics of robotics attend to how military technology changes our aims, concern itself not only with individual robots but also and especially with networks and swarms, and adapt its conceptions of responsibility to the rise of such cloudy and unpredictable systems, which rely on decentralized control and buzz across many spheres of human activity
Similar books and articles
Robowarfare: Can robots be more ethical than humans on the battlefield? [REVIEW]John P. Sullins - 2010 - Ethics and Information Technology 12 (3):263-275.
Building simple mechanical minds: Using lego robots for research and teaching in philosophy.John P. Sullins - 2002 - In James Moor & Terrell Ward Bynum (eds.), Metaphilosophy. Blackwell. pp. 110-122.
In the hands of machines? The future of aged care.Robert Sparrow & Linda Sparrow - 2006 - Minds and Machines 16 (2):141-161.
AI armageddon and the three laws of robotics.Lee McCauley - 2007 - Ethics and Information Technology 9 (2):153-164.
Reflections in a robot's eye: A cultural history and epistemological critque of humanoid robotics.Rand D. LeBouvier - unknown
Killers, fridges, and slaves: a legal journey in robotics. [REVIEW]Ugo Pagallo - 2011 - AI and Society 26 (4):347-354.
Moral appearances: emotions, robots, and human morality. [REVIEW]Mark Coeckelbergh - 2010 - Ethics and Information Technology 12 (3):235-241.
Some robotic imitations of biological movements can be counterproductive.Ramesh Balasubramaniam & Anatol G. Feldman - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1050-1051.
Questionnaire-based social research on opinions of Japanese visitors for communication robots at an exhibition.Tatsuya Nomura, Takugo Tasaki, Takayuki Kanda, Masahiro Shiomi, Hiroshi Ishiguro & Norihiro Hagita - 2007 - AI and Society 21 (1-2):167-183.
Special issue on social impact of AI: killer robots or friendly fridges. [REVIEW]Greg Michaelson & Ruth Aylett - 2011 - AI and Society 26 (4):317-318.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
Operations of power in autonomous weapon systems: ethical conditions and socio-political prospects.Nik Hynek & Anzhelika Solovyeva - 2021 - AI and Society 36 (1):79-99.
Presentación. Inteligencia artificial y nuevas éticas de la convivencia.Nuria Valverde Pérez - 2021 - Arbor 197 (800):a599.
Drones, Swarms and Becoming-Insect: Feminist Utopias and Posthuman Politics.Lauren Wilcox - 2017 - Feminist Review 116 (1):25-45.
Dronética y diseño responsable.Antonio Luis Terrones Rodríguez - 2022 - Contrastes: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 27 (2):111-129.
A Typology of Posthumanism: A Framework for Differentiating Analytic, Synthetic, Theoretical, and Practical Posthumanisms.Matthew E. Gladden - 2016 - In Sapient Circuits and Digitalized Flesh: The Organization as Locus of Technological Posthumanization. Defragmenter Media. pp. 31-91.
References found in this work
What Things Do: Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency, and Design.Peter-Paul Verbeek - 2005 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
How just could a robot war be?Peter Asaro - 2008 - In P. Brey, A. Briggle & K. Waelbers (eds.), Current Issues in Computing and Philosophy. Ios Press. pp. 50--64.
Building a better warbot: Ethical issues in the design of unmanned systems for military applications.Robert Sparrow - 2009 - Science and Engineering Ethics 15 (2):169-187.