A human-out-of-the-loop weapon (also called an autonomous weapon) is/are
|“||[a] [r]obot that [is] capable of selecting targets and delivering force without any human input or interaction.||”|
|“||[r]obotic weapons which can search, identify, select, and attack targets without the real-time control by a human operator. Such weapon systems can be described as "automated" when their capability to autonomously detect and attack targets is confined to a comparatively restricted, predefined and controlled environment. When they are capable of autonomously performing these tasks in an open and unpredictable environment they are described as "fully autonomous".||”|
- ↑ Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots, at 2.
- ↑ Study on the Human Rights Implications of the Usage of Drones and Unmanned Robots in Warfare, at 6.