San Francisco may allow police to deploy robots that kill
Police in San Francisco could get the ability to deploy potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations if supervisors of the politically Democratic city grant permission Tuesday in a highly watched board vote.
‘Killer robots’ approved for use by police in San Francisco
Police in San Francisco will be able to use robots to kill suspects in certain critical incidents. The controversial new policy was approved by city supervisors on Tuesday (29 November), after much debate about their use. Leaders within the SFPD said they wanted to have the option to use the "killer robots" in rare situations involving violent suspects. Mass shooters and suicide bombers were two situations the robots could be deployed for, a