What is a killer robot? It’s a self-directed robot that can be programmed to target and kill people without human intervention.
They don’t exist yet. But they’re coming. It may sound like some sort of fantasy, dystopian scenario. But technology from drones and self-driving cars could easily be harnessed to make Killer robots a reality within the next two years.
Dozens of countries are working on developing this type of technology, But regular people have become desensitized to the risks because they think it sounds like a game. Automated killer robots are “just as dangerous ” as nuclear weapons.
The robots are machines programmed in advance to take out people or targets, which – unlike drones – operate autonomously on the battlefield. (News source CNN)