Organization founded in 2009. An international committee of experts in robotics technology, robot ethics, international relations, international security, arms control, international humanitarian law, human rights law, and public campaigns, concerned about the pressing dangers that military robots pose to peace and international security and to civilians in war. ICRAC members research, publish, and engage the public and the international community on this pressing issue, and work to foster global efforts toward effective limitation of military robotics.
ICRAC’s first international Expert Workshop was held in Berlin in October 2010, at which the Berlin Statement was adopted by a majority vote of the participants.
Given the rapid pace of development of military robotics and the pressing dangers that these pose to peace and international security and to civilians in conflict, we call upon the international community for a legally binding treaty to prohibit the development, testing, production and use of autonomous weapon systems in all circumstances.
Machines should not be delegated with the decision to kill or use violent force.
Further we call upon the international community to urgently commence deliberations and discussions on:
- Limitations, regulation and transparency for remotely controlled unmanned systems.
- A ban on new kinds of unmanned nuclear weapons delivery systems.
- A prohibition on robotic space weapons.