China, Russia developing ‘killer robots’ requiring no human control in combat, Pentagon reveals

Reuters A soldier looks at a remote controlled military robot, armed with a machine gun and up to four grenade launchers. Experts say these devices are the precursors to ‘fully autonomous weapons.’ Right now, most countries are investing on enhancing the capabilities of their soldiers and training them for actual battle on the ground. China and Russia, however, are taking the defence game a step further by pouring their resources in developing “killer robots,” or weapons that are so autonomous they no longer need humans to control them. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work made this revelation at a recent forum, warning that the two countries’ plan to create these killer robots could change the nature of warfare in the future. During a forum hosted by the Center for…


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