Man meets machine in Australian-first

1 Mar 2019

Researchers are launching a $9 million study which aims to embed ethics and the law into autonomous defence systems, such as self-driving military vehicles.

The University of Queensland and University New South Wales Canberra project represents the biggest investment into understanding the social dimension of military robotics anywhere in the world.

The five-year project is being supported by the Defence Cooperative Research Centre (DCRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems,

UQ Law School’s Associate Professor Rain Liivoja said it demonstrated the Australian Government’s commitment to developing and adopting technologies in a responsible manner.