The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots was established to provide a coordinated civil society response to the multiple challenges that fully autonomous weapons pose to humanity. It was formed by 10 nongovernmental organizations in October 2012 and launched in April 2013.
The campaign calls for a preemptive and comprehensive ban on the development, production, and use of fully autonomous weapons, also known as lethal autonomous weapons systems or killer robots. This goal should be achieved through new international law (a treaty) as well as through national laws and other measures.
The campaign is concerned about weapons that operate on their own without meaningful human control. The campaign seeks to prohibit taking the human “out-of-the-loop” with respect to targeting and attack decisions on the battlefield.