Faculty Advisor

Brown, David C.

Abstract

The project focused on the current and predicted impact of robots on surveillance, reconnaissance, automated defense, and bomb disposal operations. It investigated existing products and technologies to create a representation of society's present opinions. The project considered technological, legal, and ethical concerns affecting the advancement of military robotics. It anticipates future developments by analyzing opinions from interviews and data from a survey. The project concluded that society endorses the evolution of robotics not involving lethal force that benefits the military.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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