• The Case for Ethical Autonomy in Unmanned Systems 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      The underlying thesis of research in ethical autonomy for lethal autonomous unmanned systems is that they will potentially be capable of performing more ethically on the battlefield than are human soldiers. In this article ...
    • International Governance of Autonomous Military Robots 

      Marchant, Gary E.; Allenby, Braden; Arkin, Ronald C.; Barrett, Edward T.; Borenstein, Jason; Gaudet, Lyn M.; Kittrie, Orde; Lin, Patrick; Lucas, George R.; O’Meara, Richard; Silberman, Jared (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011)
      New technologies have always been a critical component of military strategy and preparedness. One new technology on the not-too-distant technological horizon is lethal autonomous robotics, which would consist of robotic ...
    • Lethal Autonomous Systems and the Plight of the Non-combatant 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013)
    • Robotic Nudges: The Ethics of Engineering a More Socially Just Human Being 

      Borenstein, Jason; Arkin, Ron (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-03)
      The time is nearing when robots are going to become a pervasive feature of our personal lives. They are already continuously operating in industrial, domestic, and military sectors. But a facet of their operation ...
    • SLAM-Based Spatial Memory for Behavior-Based Robots 

      Jiang, Shu; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Knowledge is essential for an autonomous robot to act intelligently when tasked with a mission. With recent leaps of progress, the paradigm of SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) has emerged as an ideal source of ...
    • A Software Tool for the Design of Critical Robot Missions with Performance Guarantees 

      Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Nirmal, Paramesh; Jiang, Shu.; Liu, Tsung-Ming (Georgia Institute of TechnologyElsevier B.V., 2013-03)
      Deploying a robot as part of a counter-weapons of mass destruction mission demands that the robotic software operates with high assurance. A unique feature of robotic software development is the need to perform predictably ...