Accession Number:

ADA558872

Title:

Overriding Ethical Constraints in Lethal Autonomous Systems

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA MOBILE ROBOT LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This article describes the philosophy, design, and prototype implementation of an operator override system intended for use in managing unmanned robotic systems capable of lethal behavior. The ethical ramifications associated with the responsibility assignment of such a system are presented, which guide the development of the proof-of-concept system that serves as the basis for the simulation results presented herein.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Cybernetics
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE