Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
|Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems|
|autonomous military robots|
Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) are autonomous military robots that can independently search and engage targets based on programmed constraints and descriptions.
LAWS may operate in the air, on land, on water, under water, or in space. The autonomy of current systems is restricted in the sense that a human gives the final command to attack - though there are exceptions with certain "defensive" systems.
|Document:Off the Leash: How the UK is developing the technology to build armed autonomous drones||Article||10 November 2018||Peter Burt||The United Kingdom should make an unequivocal statement that it is unacceptable for machines to control, determine, or decide upon the application of force in armed conflict and give a binding political commitment that the UK would never use fully autonomous weapon systems|