23 April 2014
Unmanned Vehicles Security
Date: 23 April 2014.
Location: Meeting room Awk (room 3118), Ole-Johan Dahls hus (IfI).
14:00h Welcome at IfI
14:15h Invited talk
SPEAKER: Morten Hansbø, FFI
TITLE: Unmanned Systems: Security and Ethical Aspects of Robotics in National Defense and Civil Society
ABSTRACT: Unmanned platforms are transforming the character of war and the composition of armed forces in many NATO nations. We are truly facing a revolution in military affairs (RMA). Civil society is experiencing a corresponding development in which new types of unmanned vehicles and robotics in general are transforming the use of technology in dramatic ways. This development has important implications for national security and the security of society in general. Individuals, groups and states are empowered and at the same time threatened by these new technologies in ways that are rightfully spurring debate. This talk will discuss some important security and ethical aspects of this development, which no doubt is of great importance to us all.
SPEAKER BIO: Morten Hansbø is a senior scientist at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt, FFI), Air and Space Systems Division. He has ten years experience working with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), with a special focus on new command and control architectures. He holds a Master's degree in physics and mathematics from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). He has also been an officer with the Norwegian Air Force, working with the NOAH and NASAMS air defence missile systems.