Definition Edit

A human-in-the-loop weapon (also called a human-controlled weapon) is/are

[a] [r]obot[] that can select targets and deliver force only with a human command.[1]
[r]obotic weapons which are remotely controlled by a human operator. While such robots may be able to independently perform selected tasks delegated to them by their operator (e.g. navigation, systems control, target detection, and weapons guidance), they cannot attack without the real-time command of their human operator.[2]

References Edit

  1. Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots, at 2.
  2. Study on the Human Rights Implications of the Usage of Drones and Unmanned Robots in Warfare, at 6.

See also Edit

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