Writings on Ethical Issues


Journal


Sharkey, N.E. (2014) Autonomous Weapons and Human Supervisory Control, International Committee of the Red Cross report on Autonomous Weapons Systems, March 2014

Sharkey, N.E. (2014) The future of drone warfare, in Doare, Danet, Hanon and Boisboissel (Eds) Robots on the battlefield, Fort Levenworth, Kansas: Combat Studies Institute press

Sharkey, N.E. (2014) Politica & Società, Towards a principle for the human supervisory control of robot weapons, special issues on Investigating the Relationship between Future Technologies, Self and Society. number 2, May-August)

Sharkey, N.E. and Brehm, M. (2014) Losing control of our humanity, Peace in Progress, February 19

Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C (2013) Robot Surgery on the cutting edge of ethics, Cover Article, IEEE Computer, January, 56-64

Sharkey, N.E. (2013) The proliferation of drone technology, autonomy and military necessity, in Sébastien Mazoyer, Jérôme de Lespinois, Emmanuel Goffi, Grégory Boutherin, Christophe Pajon (eds) Les drones aériens: passé, présent et avenir. Approche globale. Préface du général d’armée aérienne Denis Mercier, chef d’état-major de l’armée de l’air. Paris : La Documentation française, Collection Stratégie aérospatiale, juin 2013, pp 599-612

Sharkey, Noel (2013) Prohibiting autonomous lethal robots, In P. Aarne Vesilind (Ed) Peace Engineering 2nd Edition, Woodville, NH: Lakeshore press, 139-147

Sharkey, Noel and Suchman, Lucy (2013) Wishful mnemonics and autonomous killing machines, AISB Quarterly, 14-22

Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C (2013) Robot Surgery on the cutting edge of ethics, IEEE Computer,  January

Sharkey, Noel (2012) The proliferation of robot technology, autonomy and legal prohibition. Proceeding of the Conference on Robots and the Law, Center for Interdisziplinary Studies in Bielefeld (ZiF), Germany, 6th to 9th of May, 2012

Sharkey, Noel, (2012) The evitability of autonomous robot warfare, International Review of the Red Cross, 94, 787-799

Sharkey, Noel (2012) Autonomous robots and the automation of warfare, International Humanitarian Law Magazine, Issue 2, December 2012

Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C (2012) Robot surgery and ethical challenges, In Paula Gomes (Ed), Medical robotics: Minimally invasive surgery, Woodhead Publishing, ISBN-13: 978 0 85709 130 7, 276-291

Sharkey, N.E. (2012) Automating Warfare: lessons learned from the drones, Journal of Law, Information & Science, 21(2),

Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C (2012) The Eldercare Factory, Gerontology, 58, 282-288

 

Sharkey, A.J.C. and Sharkey, N.E. (2012) Granny and the robots: Ethical issues in robot care for the elderly, Ethics and Information Technology, 14, 27-40

 

Sharkey, N.E. (2011) The automation and proliferation of military drones and the protection of civilians. Journal of Law, Innovation and Technology, 3(2) 229–240

 

Sharkey, A.J.C. and Sharkey, N.E. (2011) Anthropomorphism and deception in robot care and companionship, IEEE RAM, 18 (1), 32-38

 

Sharkey, N.E. (2010) Saying "No!" to Lethal Autonomous Targeting, Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 9, No. 4, 299-313

 

Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2010) The crying shame of robot nannies: an ethical appraisal, Journal of Interaction Studies, 11, 161-190 Available from John Benjamin Publishing website


Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2010) Robot nannies get a wheel in the door, Journal of Interaction Studies, 11, 161-190 Available from John Benjamin Publishing website 

 

Sharkey, N.E., Goodman, M., Ross, N. (2010) The Coming Robot Crimewave, IEEE Computer, August

 

Sharkey, N.E. (2009) A matter of precision, Defence Management Journal, Winter, 2009, 126-12

Sharkey, N.E. (2009)  The Robot Arm of the Law grows longer, IEEE Computer,  August, 2009

 

Sharkey, N.E. (2009) Death Strikes from the Sky: The calculus of proportionality, IEEE Science and Society, 28, 16-19

 

Sharkey, N.E. (2009)  Weapons of indiscriminate lethality, FIfF Kommunikation, 1/09, 26-28


Sharkey, N.E. (2008) The Ethical Frontiers of  Robotics, Science, 322. 1800-1801


Sharkey, N.E. (2008) Cassandra or the false prophet of doom: AI robots and war, IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 23, no, 4, 14-17,  JulyAugust Issue

 

Sharkey, N.E. (2008) Grounds for Discrimination: Autonomous Robot Weapons, RUSI Defence Systems, 11 (2), 86-89

 

Sharkey, N.E. (2007) Automated Killers and the Computing Profession, IEEE Computer, November, 106-108

 

 

Book Chapters


Sharkey, N.E. (in press) Staying in the Loop: human supervisory control of weapons, in Bhuta Nehal and Hin Yan Lui (eds), Autonomous Weapons Systems and the Law, Cambridge University Press.Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C (2012) Robot surgery and ethical challenges, In Paula Gomes (Ed), Medical robotics: Minimally invasive surgery, Woodhead Publishing, ISBN-13: 978 0 85709 130 7, 276-291

 

Sharkey, N. (2012). Drone Proliferation and the Protection of Civilians. In G.L. BERUTO, ed. International Humanitarian Law and New Weapon Technologies. Milan: FrancoAngeli

 

Sharkey, N.E. (2012) Killing made easy: from joystics to politics, in Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics, eds. Patrick Lin, George Bekey, and Keith Abney, Cambridge: MIT Press 111-128

 

Sharkey, N (2012) L’avenir de las guerre par drones interposes, in La guerre robotisee, Didier Danet, Jean-Paul Hanon, Gerard de Boisboissel (Eds), Paris: Economica, 133-147

 

Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2012) The rights and wrongs of robot care, in Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics, eds. Patrick Lin, George Bekey, and Keith Abney, Cambridge: MIT Press 267-282

 

Sharkey, N (2011) Processus décisionnels : vers des réponses automatisées aux questions de vie ou de mort, In Ronan Doare and Henri Hude (ed)  Les Robots Au Coeur Du Champ De Bataille, 49-67

 

Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2010) Living with Robots: Ethical tradeoffs in eldercare, In Yorick Wilks (Ed) Artificial Companions in Society: scientific, economic and philosphical perspectives, Amsterdam,: John Benjamins, 245-25

 

Other (authored public articles)

 

Guardian, Are we prepared for more killer police robots? July 12 2016


The Times, Humans in a world full of Robots, June 11 2016


Wall Street Journal,
Autonomous Weaponized Robots: Not Just Science Fiction, December 10 2015


New World Magazine, Drones and the threat of autonomous weapons, 19 April 2013


CNN International, Ban the killer robots before it is too late,


The Engineer,  Say no to killer robots, March 11 2013


Robot cars are here – don’t write them off, Guardian, February 19 2013


Americas’s mindless killer robots must be stopped, Guardian, December 3 2012
Autonomous robots and the automation of warfare, International Humanitarian Law Magazine, December 2012

 

Drone race will ultimately lead to a sanitised factory of slaughter, Saturday Guardian 4 August 2012 (reprinted in The Hindu and The Gulf Times

 

Occupy Wall Street's 'occucopter' – who's watching whom? (with Sarah Knuckey) Guardian, December 21, 201

  

Are Foxconn robots the answer to worker suicides, Guardian, August 2, 2011

   

March of the Killer Robots, Daily Telegraph,  15th June, 2009

Robot girl mix-up: How “cut and paste” journalism created two robots out of one, Guardian Science Blog, 12 October, 2008

Grand Challenge: Children on the front line of weapons development, Guardian Science Blog, 27 August, 2008

    

Don't Dismiss the Robot Surgeons, Guardian commentary, 28th August, 2008

Death by Robot, Industrial Focus: The European journal of manufacturing, Magazine distributed by the Guardian, p62-65,  May/June, 2008

The grim reality of robots at war, Scientists for Global Responsibility Newsletter, Winter, 2008

Robot Wars are a Reality, Saturday Guardian, 18th August, 2007 (1000 words).  Reprinted in full in The Hindu,  20th August, 2007 and again as a Feature in the Gulf Times, August, 23rd, 2007. Reprinted in part in Iran Daily, 20th August, 2007