Killer Robots

Legality and Ethicality of Autonomous Weapons

Author: Armin Krishnan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754677260

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

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Military robots, and potentially autonomous robotic systems, could soon be introduced to the battlefield, meaning that humans may one day be largely excluded from both the battlefield and the decision cycle of warfare. Armin Krishnan explores the technological, legal and ethical issues connected to combat robotics, examining both the opportunities and limitations of autonomous weapons. He also proposes solutions to the future regulation of military robotics through international law.

Autonomous Robots

From Biological Inspiration to Implementation and Control

Author: George A. Bekey

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262025782

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 577

View: 6596


An introduction to the science and practice of autonomous robots that reviews over 300 current systems and examines the underlying technology.

Autonomous Technology

Technics-out-of-control as a Theme in Political Thought

Author: Langdon Winner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262730495

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

View: 8250


The truth of the matter is that our deficiency does not lie in the want of well-verified "facts." What we lack is our bearings. The contemporary experience of things technological has repeatedly confounded our vision, our expectations, and our capacity to make intelligent judgments. Categories, arguments, conclusions, and choices that would have been entirely obvious in earlier times are obvious no longer. Patterns of perceptive thinking that were entirely reliable in the past now lead us systematically astray. Many of our standard conceptions of technology reveal a disorientation that borders on dissociation from reality. And as long as we lack the ability to make our situation intelligible, all of the "data" in the world will make no difference. ;From the Introduction

Intelligent Autonomous Systems 7

Author: Maria Gini

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586032395

Category: Computers

Page: 414

View: 7439


The goal of the Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-7) was to exchange and stimulate research ideas that make future robots and systems more intelligent and autonomous. This volume of proceedings contains 71 technical papers by authors from 15 countries.


A Novel

Author: Annalee Newitz

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765392097

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4581


"Autonomous is to biotech and AI what Neuromancer was to the Internet."—Neal Stephenson "Something genuinely and thrillingly new in the naturalistic, subjective, paradoxically humanistic but non-anthropomorphic depiction of bot-POV—and all in the service of vivid, solid storytelling."—William Gibson When anything can be owned, how can we be free Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can’t otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane. Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack’s drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand. And underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Autonomous Robots Research Advances

Author: Weihua Yang

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781604561852

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 7613


Autonomous robots are robots which can perform desired tasks in unstructured environments without continuous human guidance. Many kinds of robots have some degree of autonomy. Different robots can be autonomous in different ways. This book presents research in the field of autonomous robots.

Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems

Author: Stephen Beeby,Neil M. White

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 159693719X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 303

View: 6972


This unique resource provides a detailed understanding of the options for harvesting energy from localized, renewable sources to supply power to autonomous wireless systems. You are introduced to a variety of types of autonomous system and wireless networks and discover the capabilities of existing battery-based solutions, RF solutions, and fuel cells. The book focuses on the most promising harvesting techniques, including solar, kinetic, and thermal energy. You also learn the implications of the energy harvesting techniques on the design of the power management electronics in a system. This in-depth reference discusses each energy harvesting approach in detail, comparing and contrasting its potential in the field.

Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots

Author: Roland Siegwart,Illah Reza Nourbakhsh

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262195027

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 321

View: 1614


An overview of all aspects of mobility in robotics, including software and hardware design considerations, relatedtechnologies, and algorithmic techniques.

Autonomous Systems and Intelligent Agents in Power System Control and Operation

Author: Christian Rehtanz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540402022

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 305

View: 2221


Autonomous systems are one of the most important trends for the next generation of control systems. This book is the first to transfer autonomous systems concepts and intelligent agents theory into the control and operation environment of power systems. The focus of this book is to design a future control system architecture for electrical power systems, which copes with the changed requirements concerning complexity and flexibility and includes several applications for power systems. This book draws the whole circle from the theoretical and IT-concept of autonomous systems for power system control over the required knowledge-based methods and their capabilities to concrete applications within this field.

Intelligent Autonomous Systems, IAS--3

An International Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 15-18, 1993

Author: F. C. A. Groen,Shigeo Hirose,Charles E. Thorpe

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9789051991222

Category: Science

Page: 743

View: 9340


A collection of papers dealing with complete systems of intelligent robots, focusing on autonomy. The contributions cover intelligent perception, intelligent planning and control, and integrated systems.