Press

Not one to shrink from the limelight, I’m available for questioning, and I’ll tell you what I think or know, no matter if you’re the New York Times, Fox News, Russia Today, or apocalyptic Christian radio. Just email gubrud at gmail dot com. Here are some minutes and seconds of fame I’ve enjoyed recently.

Interviews

Sputnik News: Hypersonic Weapons – An Expensive Red Herring?
Radio interview with John Mecklin of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientsts and John Harrison of SputnikNews. 

TruNews Radio: Intelligent Killing Machines
Interview on apocalyptic Christian radio, but the questions were pretty reasonable, really. 

The Verge: Should a robot decide when to kill?
Very nice text/video report from the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials, interviewing me along with DARPA’s Arati Prabhakar and Gill Pratt.

BBC Mundo: El hombre que desafía a los robots asesinos
I’m that hombre, thanks to BBC’s Natalio Cosoy.

Science Magazine: Scientists Campaign Against Killer Robots
Noel Sharkey and myself interviewed.

Quotes

Defense One: Can the Navy’s Electric Cannon Be Saved?
Like most fantasy superweapons, the rail gun is a silly fetish.

NYT: Race for Latest Class of Nuclear Arms Threatens to Revive Cold War
I’m the only person quoted who has an actionable proposal: hypersonic test ban.

DefenseOne: The Problem with the Pentagon’s Hypersonic Missile
Actually, it’s the problem with anyone’s hypersonic missiles.

NYT: Arms Control Groups Urge Human Control of Robot Weaponry
“LRASM is only likely to be used in the opening shots of a nuclear war.”

PopSci: The International Community is about to Debate Killer Robots
Human control is when a human makes the decisions.

CACM: AI Researchers Call for Ban on Autonomous weapons
Main danger of killer robots is the arms race.

RT: Autonomous weapons

NYT: Semi-autonomous missiles
This is a story I largely instigated; it made NYT’s front page.

CNET:  “Skunk” nonlethal weapons drone

Popular Mechanics: Russian killer robots
I appreciate being quoted, but see my post here.

The Verge: Geneva CCW meeting
Actually, a majority of countries seemed sympathetic.

Stars and Stripes: Undersea sleeper drones

CBS News: Air Force’s X-37B Space Plane Nears 1 Year in Orbit
Maybe they should just call it a satellite.

Fox News: X-37B space plane

Space.com: Pentagon report on Chinese space capabilities

NBC News: X-37B space plane

Space.com: X-37B purpose questioned