- 16 May
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
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
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
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
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
- 16 Jan
Infographic: Stop Killer Robots
Why the international community needs to put brakes on the development of fully autonomous weapons
- 10 Dec
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
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
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
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
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
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.
- 21 Oct
Campaigners present concerns over killer robots at UN
Representatives of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots present their concerns over fully autonomous weapons at an event at the United Nations in New York
- 16 Oct
Computing experts from 37 countries call for ban on killer robots
The decision to apply violent force must not be delegated to machines.
- 25 Sep
Killer Robots: the future of war?
Based on a panel discussion held in Oslo, this report the prospects of banning autonomous weapons and legal and ethical challenges in light of current technological development