This report summarises the findings of UNIDIR's series of regional tabletop exercises conducted between September 2020 and June 2021. The project brought together 198 experts from 75 different countries to discuss the technical, military and legal implications of introducing autonomy in various steps of the targeting cycle. By summarising the main findings of this series of exercises, this report aims at creating a common knowledge base to support better-informed negotiations related to a normative and operational framework for Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). 

Teaser: Summary Report

Sponsor Organizations: Governments of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland, and Microsoft

Citation: Giacomo Persi Paoli, Alice Spazian, Alisha Anand (2021) "Table-Top Exercises on the Human Element and Autonomous Weapons System", UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland.