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An Evaluation Schema for the Ethical Use of Autonomous Robotic Systems in Security Applications

89 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2017 Last revised: 5 Nov 2017

Markus Christen

University of Zurich

Thomas Burri

University of St. Gallen

Joseph Chapa

US Air Force Academy

Raphael Salvi

ETH Zürich

Filippo Santoni de Sio

Delft University of Technology

John Sullins

Sonoma State University

Date Written: November 1, 2017

Abstract

We propose a multi-step evaluation schema designed to help procurement agencies and others to examine the ethical dimensions of autonomous systems to be applied in the security sector, including autonomous weapons systems.

Keywords: Ethics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Weapons Systems, Technology, Geneva, Certain Conventional Weapons Convention, Humanitarian Law, Philosophy, Risk Regulation

Suggested Citation

Christen, Markus and Burri, Thomas and Chapa, Joseph and Salvi, Raphael and Santoni de Sio, Filippo and Sullins, John, An Evaluation Schema for the Ethical Use of Autonomous Robotic Systems in Security Applications (November 1, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3063617

Markus Christen (Contact Author)

University of Zurich ( email )

Rämistrasse 71
Zürich, CH-8006
Switzerland

Thomas Burri

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.thomas-burri.com

Joseph Chapa

US Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs, CO
United States

Raphael Salvi

ETH Zürich ( email )

Zürichbergstrasse 18
8092 Zurich, CH-1015
Switzerland

Filippo Santoni de Sio

Delft University of Technology

Stevinweg 1
Stevinweg 1
Delft, 2628 CN
Netherlands

John Sullins

Sonoma State University ( email )

1801 East Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
United States

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