Mark Gubrud

Articles by Mark Gubrud

12 April 2015

Semi-autonomous and on their own: Killer robots in Plato’s Cave

Mark Gubrud

To forestall threats from future killer robots, don’t ignore today’s “semi-autonomous” weapons

2 September 2014

The argument for a hypersonic missile testing ban

Mark Gubrud

A ban on the testing of hypersonic missiles would place a roadblock in the path of a destabilizing, technology-driven arms race

1 January 2014

Autonomous weapons are robotic systems that, once activated, can select and engage targets without further intervention by a human operator.

20 September 2013

US killer robot policy: Full speed ahead

Mark Gubrud

The Defense Department's policy for autonomy in weapon systems may appear to reflect caution, but it allows the Pentagon to fund, test, buy, and use technology that could target and kill by machine decision.