Media Coverage

Recent media coverage and commentary on fully autonomous weapons and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.

Canadian Media

Stop development of ‘killer robots’: UN expertVancouver Sun, 31 May 2013

Terminate killer robots: UN expert calls for moratorium, by Nick Cumming-Bruce, The Globe and Mail, 30 May 2013

Killer Robots, CBC Ottawa Morning, 28 May 2013

UN Report calls for killer robot moratorium, by Associated Press, CBC, 2 May 2013

Stop killer robots before it’s too late, Human Rights Watch warns, by Andy Johnson, CTV, 24 April 2013

‘Stop Killer Robots’ launches worldwide, by John Bowman, CBC News Community, 24 April 2013

Interview with Noel Sharkey, Roboticist, CBC As It Happens, 24 April 2013 (starts at 8:38 point)

International Media

Meet the Man Behind the Push to Ban Killer Robots by Greg Thomas, Motherboard, 10 June 2013

Should killer robots be a human rights issue? by Annalee Newitz, i09, 5 June 2013

Are Robot Warriors Headed Into Battle? by Daniel Stone, National Geographic, 4 June 2013

Human rights experts, activists push for a ban on ‘killer robots’ by Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2013

UN envoy urges end to plans for battle-field killing machines by Charlotte McDonald-Gibson, The Independent, 30 May 2013

Killer robots may wage ‘mechanical slaughter,‘ UN warns by Tim Hornyak, CNET, 30 May 2013

Stop producing ‘killer robots,’ U.N. expert warns, Associated Press CBS News, 30 May 2013

BBC Newsnight, 30 May 2013

UN mulls ethics of ‘killer robots,’ BBC, 29 May 2013

‘Killer robots’ pose threat to peace and should be banned, UN warned by Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, 29 May 2013

UN Human Rights Council talks killer robots, by Rebecca Armitage, ABC (Australia), 29 May 2013

Lethal Battlefield Robots: Sci-Fi or the Future of War? by Asawin Suebsaeng and Ryan Jacobs, Mother Jones, 3 May 2013

Isaac Asimov invoked to save us from killer robots by Nick Farrell, TGDaily, 30 April 2013 

Automated killer robot development should be paused, says UN draft report, by Carl Franzen, The Verge, 1 May 2013

‘The Point of No Return’: Should Robots Be Able to Decide to Kill You On Their Own? by John Knefel, Rolling Stone, 30 April 2013

Campaigners call for international ban on ‘killer robots’  by Stuart Hughes, BBC, 22 April 2013

Campaigners call for ban on “killer robots” by Li-mei Hoang, Reuters, 23 April, 2013

Killer Robots: Rage Against The Machines by David Bowden, Sky News, 23 April 2013

Rights group launches campaign to ban ‘killer robots’ by Agence France-Presse, Defence Talk, 26 April 2013

Campaign to Stop Killer Robots launches in London with ‘we’re serious’ message by Matthew Champion, Metro (UK), 23 April 2013

Nuclear Bombs and Landmines; Say Hello to Robots, by Illah Nourbaksh, Huffington Post, 24 April 2013

Global Campaign to Ban Killer Robots Models Landmine Treaty by Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service, 20 April 2013

Ban killer robots before they go berserk, group says by John Roach, NBC News

Campaign To Stop Killer Robots Calls For Pre-Emptive Ban On Autonomous Killers by Michael Rundle, Huffington Post UK, 23 April 2013

Sorry, Killer Robots: Campaign Aims to Stop You, by Chris Taylor, Mashable, 24 April 2013

US must impose moratorium and seek global ban on killer robots, by Matthew Bolton, The Hill, 24 April 2013

The World Tonight, by  BBC Radio 4, 22 April 2013 (starts at 38:57 point)

Reining in Fully Autonomous ‘Killer Robots’ by Robert Kennedy, Al Jazeera, 8 April 2013

Ban Killer Robots Before It’s Too Late by Noel Sharkey, CNN, 3 April 2013

Smart Drones by Bill Keller, The New York Times, 17 March 2013

With Drone Warfare, America Approaches the Robo-Rubicon by Maj. Gen. (Ret) Robert H. Latiff and Patrick J. McCloskey, The Wall Street Journal, 15 March 2013 (paywall)

Robot warriors: Lethal machines coming of age by Jonathan Marcus, BBC News Magazine, 3 March 2013

Killer robots must be stopped, say campaigners by Tracy McVeigh, The Observer, 23 February 2013

Campaign to ban ‘killer robots’ gathers momentum by Duncan Geere, Wired, 24 February 2013

America’s mindless killer robots must be stopped by Noel Sharkey, The Guardian, 3 December 2012

Is it time to ban autonomous killer robots before it’s too late? by Ryan Whitwam, ExtremeTech, 22 November 2012

A dangerous future of killer robots by Tom Malinowski, The Washington Post, 23 November 2012

The Future of Global Warfare: Killer Robots by Steve Goose, Public Service Europe, 20 November 2012

Swarming Killing Machines by Frank Rieger, Frankfurter Allgemeine, 24 September 2012


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