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British Pugwash Annual Report 2014

Key topics: developments on the international disarmament scene with major implications for British Pugwash; Trident and the General Election; the Disarmament Institute (BRINDI); science and ethics, including the military robotics debate; UK and European energy policy. Read or download the report (pdf)

Armed robots and military nanotechnology

At a British Pugwash discussion meeting at which Prof. Jürgen Altmann of the Faculty of Physics, Technische Universität Dortmund reviewed the military uses of robots, particularly uninhabited vehicles (UAVs) and their potential future role in and influence on warfare, and the possibilities of their preventive limitation.