Are 'killer robots' inevitable?

Post date: May 22, 2014 6:39:45 AM

More than 90 countries already operate remotely controlled robots armed with grenade launchers or machine guns. Such robots are designed to aid soldiers in reconnaissance or surveillance, or to go into heavily booby-trapped areas where it might be too risky to send in troops.

The big question is how long it will be before killer robots exist that are programmed to make their own decisions about what to attack or who to kill, without the intervention of a human supervisor.

tracked robot with machine gun