LAWs: Latent Demand for Simulation of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

  • Agostino G. BruzzoneEmail author
  • Giulio Franzinetti
  • Marina Massei
  • Riccardo Di Matteo
  • Libor Kutej
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11472)


This paper provides an overview on the Lethal Autonomous Systems (LAWs) and related critical issues caused by dynamically evolving context. Traditional approaches to evaluate new system development, software review, prototyping and testing are often not really efficient or even not applicable in this LAWs even due to the evolution in terms of social and operational scenarios. Vice versa, it is evident that simulation plays the key role to support evaluation of scenarios considering that is practically the only methodology able to develop and to conduct virtual tests on concepts, general principia, strategic decisions, technology impacts and related implications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agostino G. Bruzzone
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giulio Franzinetti
    • 2
  • Marina Massei
    • 3
  • Riccardo Di Matteo
    • 4
  • Libor Kutej
    • 5
  1. 1.Simulation Team, DIMEUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly
  2. 2.Lio Tech Ltd.LondonUK
  3. 3.Liophant SimulationSavonaItaly
  4. 4.SIM4Future srlGenoaItaly
  5. 5.University of Defence in BrnoBrnoCzech Republic

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