Peter Asaro

Peter Asaro is an associate professor of media studies at the New School. His work examines artificial intelligence and robotics as a form of digital media and the ways in which technology mediates social relations and shapes our experience of the world. His current research focuses on the social, cultural, political, legal, and ethical dimensions of military robotics and unmanned aerial vehicles, from a perspective that combines media theory with science and technology studies. He has written widely cited papers on lethal robotics from the perspective of just war theory and human rights. As co-founder and co-chair of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (, he works on the human rights issues surrounding targeted killing by drones, and arms control issues for autonomous lethal robotics.