Here are some of our publications:

2 November 2015
Washington Post
We’re Building Superhuman Robots. Will They Be Heroes, or Villains?

19 July 2015
Why Can't Google Cars Avoid Rear-End Accidents?

May 2015
Autonomous Driving (Daimler and Benz Foundation's book)
Chapter 4: Why Ethics Matters for Autonomous Cars

11 May 2015
Wall Street Journal
Should Washington Allow Companies to Strike Back Against Hackers?

20 April 2015
The Atlantic
Do Killer Robots Violate Human Rights?

16 April 2015
Testimony at Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) at UN Geneva on lethal autononomus weapons systems (LAWS)
The Right to Life and the Martens Clause

6 October 2014
Introduction to Astronaut Bioethics

26 August 2014
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Cyberwarfare Ethics, or How Facebook Could Accidentally Make Its Engineers Into Targets

18 August 2014
Here’s a Terrible Idea: Robot Cars With Adjustable Ethics Settings

18 August 2014
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Don't Fear the Robot Car Bomb

28 July 2014
What Google Cars Can Learn From Killer Robots

11 June 2014
The Facebook War: Would Taking Down the Social Network Justify a Real-World Attack?

6 May 2014
The Robot Car of Tomorrow Might Just Be Programmed to Hit You

3 February 2014
Inside Google's Mysterious Ethics Board

22 January 2014
The Atlantic
What If Your Autonomous Car Keeps Routing You Past Krispy Kreme?

6 January 2014
The Atlantic
Just the Right Amount of Cyber Fear

11 December 2013
Microsoft France's Digital Perspectives
Technologies Don't Always Address the Causes of Problems

8 October 2013
The Atlantic
The Ethics of Autonomous Cars

30 July 2013
The Ethics of Saving Lives With Autonomous Cars Are Far Murkier Than You Think
A contributed article in Wired

15 April 2013
Pain Rays and Robot Swarms: The Radical New War Games the DOD Plays
A contributed article in The Atlantic

4 January 2013
Could Human Enhancement Turn Soldiers Into Weapons That Violate International Law?
A contributed article in The Atlantic

1 January 2013
Enhanced Warfighters: Risk, Ethics, and Policy
A report funded by The Greenwall Foundation

5 June 2012
Is It Possible to Wage a Just Cyberwar?
A contributed article in The Atlantic

30 April 2012
"Stand Your Cyberground" Law: A Novel Approach for Digital Security
A contributed article in The Atlantic

March 2012
War 2.0: Cyberweapons and Ethics
A journal paper in Communications of the ACM (CACM)

16 Feb 2012
More Than Human? The Ethics of Biologically Enhancing Soldiers
A contributed article in The Atlantic

16 Feb 2012
The Big Robot Questions
A contributed article in Slate

December 2011
Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics
A book (edited volume), published by MIT Press
   Review in Nature journal (5 Jan 2012) here
   Review in Boston Globe (22 Feb 2012) here
   Review in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (4 June 2012) here
   Review in ZDNet (31 Oct 2012) here
   Review in Exhibit (13 Dec 2012) here
   Review in Industrial Robot (vol. 40, iss. 2, 2013) here

December 2011
CIA/In-Q-Tel Briefing: Robots, Ethics, and National Intelligence
A contributed article in The Atlantic

June 2011
International Governance of Autonomous Military Robotics
A journal paper in The Columbia Science and Technology Law Review

April 2011
Robot Ethics: Mapping the Issues for a Mechanized World
A journal paper in Artificial Intelligence

December 2010
Military 2.0: Ethical Blowback from Emerging Technologies
A journal paper in Journal of Military Ethics

August 2009
Ethics of Human Enhancement: 25 Questions & Answers
A report funded by the US National Science Foundation

March 2010
What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter?: From Science to Ethics
A book (monograph), published by Wiley-Blackwell
   Review in Nanotechnology Law & Business journal (Summer 2010) here
   Review in Journal of Military Ethics (March 2012) here

1 July 2009
Therapy and Enhancement: Is There a Moral Difference?
A contributed article in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

22 June 2009
The Ethical War Machine
A contributed article in Forbes (special AI report)

December 2008
Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design
A report funded by the US Dept. of Navy, Office of Naval Research

December 2008
Untangling the Debate: The Ethics of Human Enhancement
A journal paper in NanoEthics: Ethics for Technologies that Converge at the Nanoscale

* Not all publications appear on this page, e.g., book chapters and earlier work.

Focus Pages

  • Robotics/AI
  • Cyberwarfare/security
  • Human enhancement
  • Space exploration
  • Nanotechnology
  • Others in progress
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