Killer robots are fully autonomous weapon systems that can select and engage targets without meaningful human intervention. Although killer robots do not exist yet, the rapid advances in military technology show that the capability to deploy fully autonomous weapons is on its way. PAX calls on states to not only address legal, policy and strategic concerns, but to consider the crucial ethical question: do we want to delegate the power to make life and death decisions to a machine?
PAX is part of the steering committee of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and their report describes the eight most pressing concerns about the development, production and use of fully autonomous weapon systems.
PAX also created a short video about the risks of autonomous weapons, which you can view here: