Are autonomous ships and vehicles ‘unmanned’ or ‘uncrewed’?

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

A majority of literature in this field from all sources – whether academic, governmental or other – tends to use the gender-biased terms “manned” and “unmanned”. To recognize the contributions and achievements of non-men in this historically male-dominated sector, this article submits that the gender neutral terms “uncrewed”, “crewless” and “autonomous” ought to be preferred in publications whether from media, academia, government or NGOs. 

Period8 Sep 2022

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleAre autonomous ships and vehicles ‘unmanned’ or ‘uncrewed’?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletC4ISRNET Defense News
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1200 words
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/09/22
    DescriptionA majority of literature in this field from all sources – whether academic, governmental or other – tends to use the gender-biased terms “manned” and “unmanned”.
    Producer/AuthorAdam James Fenton; Ioannis Chapsos
    URLhttps://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/2022/09/08/are-autonomous-ships-and-vehicles-unamanned-or-uncrewed/
    PersonsAdam Fenton

Keywords

  • gender
  • autonomous vehicles
  • shipping technology
  • naval operations