Military Robots and Their Ethical Implications: March 10, 2009
- George Bekey
- Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
- University of Southern California
- Former Director, USC Robotics Research Laboratory
- Where and When
- Tuesday, March 10
- 7:00 PM
- Kennedy Library, Room 510-B
Can military robots obey the Geneva Conventions, the “Laws of War,” and the “Rules of Engagement?
Cal Poly Professor George Bekey will give his answers during the talk. Professor Bekey's talk will focus on the ethical issues associated with robotic air, land and underwater military vehicles.
What could happen if (or when) these robots, equipped with lethal weapons, are given the ability to use them without human supervision? Come find out.