- 21 Jul 2021
UK Gov Launches BattleLab, but questions remain as to what will be “innovated” in its military laboratory
In August 2020, the Ministry of Defence (MOD), in partnership with Dorset Council and Dorset Local Enterprise, launched a new entity called BattleLab. What this conflict laboratory will create, though, is far from clear.
- 16 May 2014
Nations confront killer robots challenge
At the first meeting ever held on killer robots, nations have recognised the need to confront the challenge of fully autonomous weapons that could select and attack targets without any human control.
- 15 May 2014
UK position on automated robotics made a little clearer
In response to a parliamentary question tabled this week, Philip Dunne sheds some more light on the UK's position on the requirements of automated robotics.
- 11 May 2014
Media advisory: First round of government talks on killer robots set to start at UN
States will hold a first round of discussions on lethal autonomous weapons systems in an informal meeting of experts set to take place in Geneva from 13-16 May 2014.
- 11 Mar 2014
Killer robots: dystopian fiction or imminent threat?
How close are 'killer robots' to becoming reality? AOAV analyses possible precursors of autonomous weapons systems.
- 26 Feb 2014
Video: Stop killer robots while we still can
Take a look at PAX' animation explaining why we need a moratorium on the development of autonomous weapons
- 10 Dec 2013
UN expert once again highlights the risks of drones and killer robots
In a recent event, the Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, once again warned of the risk of drones and killer robots.
- 15 Nov 2013
States take first step towards curbing the threat of killer robots
AOAV welcomes decision taken by nations to begin international discussions on autonomous weapons systems
- 14 Nov 2013
Noel Sharkey discusses killer robots on BBC Radio 4’s the Today Programme, ahead of UN decision
Ahead of tomorrow's UN decision, Professor Noel Sharkey talks to the Today programme's Sarah Montague about the problem with killer robots
- 13 Nov 2013
UN: Seize the opportunity for action on killer robots
States Parties to the Convention on Conventional Weapons to decide on taking up autonomous weapons systems in 2014
- 8 Nov 2013
Governments to decide whether to start talks on killer robots
States Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) will discuss next week whether fully autonomous weapons should be considered under the current treaty.
- 30 Oct 2013
Killer robots: states speak out at UN, many urging international talks
A total of 14 nations highlighted fully autonomous weapons in their statements at the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security.