By Vik Kanwar* —
Vik Kanwar reviews: P.W. Singer, Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century (Penguin Press 2009), Ronald Arkin, Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots (Chapman & Hall 2009), William H. Boothby, Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict (Oxford University Press 2009), and Armin Krishnan, Killer Robots: The Legality and Ethicality of Autonomous Weapons (Ashgate Press 2009).
* Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). O.P. Jindal Global University, National Capital Region of Delhi, India. Assistant Director, Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence (CPLJ). LL.M., New York University School of Law (2001); J.D., Northeastern University School of Law (2000). The author is a member of the New York Bar, and has served as an expert-consultant to the Control Arms campaign and to the Program on Humanitarian Law and Policy Research at Harvard University. The author would like to thank Professors Kenneth Anderson, Priya S. Gupta and Prabhakar Singh, research assistants Gaurav Mukherjee and Deepaloke Chatterjee, and various participants at the 2011 Emory-ICRC IHL Workshop, for valuable comments.