Robotics and Military Operations— Kingston Conference on International Security

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Politics and Economics (CGU)

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Defense and Security Studies | Military and Veterans Studies | Political Science | Science and Technology Policy


A number of definitions for autonomous systems exist. One of the working definitions used at the colloquium was that in which their key feature is viewed as the ability of a given system to perform certain functions independently. Autonomous systems can support military operations by contributing to force protection as well as increasing mobility and improving lethality. The level of autonomy varies across platforms, but human oversight is still viewed as central to the deployment of autonomous systems in military operations...

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