‘No place for killer robots in our city’: San Francisco abandons controversial policy after backlash

Killer robots will not be rolled out in San Francisco after all – with police performing a U-turn just days after the controversial policy was announced.

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) had mooted the deployment of robots equipped with explosive charges “to contact, incapacitate, or disorient violent, armed, or dangerous suspects” when lives were at stake.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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