Russia and China are building highly autonomous killer robots

getty Russia and China are creating highly autonomous weapons, more commonly referred to as “killer robots,” and it’s putting pressure on the Pentagon to keep up, according to US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work. During a national security forum Monday, Work said that China and Russia are heavily investing in a roboticized army, according to a report from Defense One.  “We know that China is already investing heavily in robotics and autonomy and the Russian Chief of General Staff [Valery Vasilevich] Gerasimov recently said that the Russian military is preparing to fight on a roboticized battlefield,” Work said at the forum, which was hosted by the Center for a New American Security in Washington D.C. “[Gerasimov] said, and I quote, ‘In the near future, it is possible that a complete…


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