• 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 ...
    • Development of Visual Tracking Algorithms for an Autonomous Helicopter 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Cardoze, David Enrique Fabrega (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995)
      A visual target designation and tracking system is being developed within the context of the Autonomous Scout Rotorcraft Testbed Project at Georgia Tech. This paper describes both the algorithms and the hardware being used ...
    • Enabling collaborative behaviors among cubesats 

      Browne, Daniel C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-07-08)
      Future spacecraft missions are trending towards the use of distributed systems or fractionated spacecraft. Initiatives such as DARPA's System F6 are encouraging the satellite community to explore the realm of collaborative ...
    • Governing Lethal Behavior: Embedding Ethics in a Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Robot Architecture 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This article provides the basis, motivation, theory, and design recommendations for the implementation of an ethical control and reasoning system potentially suitable for constraining lethal actions in an autonomous ...
    • Moral Decision-making in Autonomous Systems: Enforcement, Moral Emotions, Dignity, Trust and Deception 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Ulam, Patrick D.; Wagner, Alan R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011)
      As humans are being progressively pushed further downstream in the decision-making process of autonomous systems, the need arises to ensure that moral standards, however defined, are adhered to by these robotic artifacts. ...