Death robots: Where next after Dallas?

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http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36778374

The use of a robot to deliver an explosive device and kill the Dallas shooting suspect has intensified the debate over a future of “killer robots”.

While robots and unmanned systems have been used by the military before, this is the first time the police within the US have used such a technique with lethal intent

“Other options would have exposed our officers to greater danger,” the Dallas police chief said.

Robots are spreading fast. What might that mean?

Remote killing is not new in warfare. Technology has always been driven by military application, including allowing killing to be carried out at distance – prior examples might be the introduction of the longbow by the English at Crecy in 1346, then later the Nazi V1 and V2 rockets.

More recently, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones such as the Predator and the Reaper have been used by the US outside of traditional military battlefields.

Since 2009, the official US estimate is that about 2,500 “combatants” have been killed in 473 strikes, along with perhaps more than 100 non-combatants. Critics dispute those figures as being too low.

Back in 2008, I visited the Creech Air Force Base in the Nevada desert, where drones are flown from.

During our visit, the British pilots from the RAF deployed their weapons for the first time.

One of the pilots visibly bristled when I asked him if it ever felt like playing a video game – a question that many ask.

Supporters of drones argue that they are more effective than manned planes because they can usually loiter longer and ensure they strike the right target.

And, of course, there is the understandable desire to reduce risks to pilots, just as in Dallas the police officers could stay protected.

But critics argue that the lack of risk fundamentally changes the nature of operations since it lowers the threshold for lethal force to be used.

Robots have also been deployed on the ground militarily.

South Korea pioneered using robots to guard the demilitarised zone with North Korea. These are equipped with heat and motion detectors as well as weapons.

The advantage, proponents say, is that the robots do not get tired or fall asleep, unlike human sentries.

When the Korean robot senses a potential threat, it notifies a command centre

Crucially though, it still requires a decision by a human to fire.

And this gets back to the crucial point about the Dallas robot. It was still under human control.

The real challenge for the future is not so much the remote-controlled nature of weapons but automation – two concepts often wrongly conflated.

Truly autonomous robotic systems would involve no person taking the decision to shoot a weapon or detonate an explosive.

The next step for the Korean robots may be to teach them to tell friend from foe and then fire themselves.

Futurologists imagine swarms of target-seeking nano-bots being unleashed pre-programmed with laws of warfare and rules of engagement.

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this is the telling thing that has not been picked up on through the whole dallas saga..

they executed the suspect..no trial..no jury..straight to the gallows..or in this case straight to the C-4 explosive device attached to the killbot..

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~ by seeker401 on July 14, 2016.

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  5. quite an amazing robot.

    top speed 3.5 mph, but it can’t be outrun. it’s impervious to bullets as well, it seems.

    and what an amazing crew of engineers the dallas police are! they claim the idea was ‘improvised’ in 20 minutes. just grab the conveniently stored C4 (that all police departments have laying around) and wire up a detonator (not dangerous at all) in a manner that it can be remote detonated (easy for a bunch of engineers, er i mean cops.)

    macgyver would be proud. (for those that dont know american TV: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGyver )

    let’s be real. the suspect would have eventually gotten hungry, gotten thirsty, or just shot himself. if he had tried to go out in a blaze of glory, they would have gunned him down. the robobomb was not necessary at all.

    meanwhile, BLM meets obama at the white house for three hours? wtf?

    • the robobomb was not necessary at all.

      exactly..so why did they use it? conditioning for further days down the track?

      BLM most likeley created with soros money in some form..gotta respect the puppetmasters..here is the WH..

      in all our reports down under BLM is NEVER mentioned..only that it was a peaceful protest..which it may have been..but they keep repeating it like its from a script..no mention of the “H”(hate) word..although that was used copiously for orlando..

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        LARRY KLAYMAN, a Natural Person and Resident of Florida, on behalf of himself and all U.S. police officers, Jews, and Caucasians

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        and

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          • Truth ..

            BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, ‘acting’ as President of the United States of America

            • actors..

            • Thinking that truer words may never have been uttered, Rev.

              Acting President of the United States is a reference to a person who legitimately exercises presidential powers even though that person does not hold the office of thePresident of the United States in his or her own right.

              Article II section 1, and Article I section 3, of the Constitution apply to the position of Acting President, but are ambiguous. The Twenty-fifth Amendment, ratified in 1967, clears up many of the issues which surrounded presidential succession and incapacity. Only three times in American history has someone acted as President, in all cases the self-declared incapacity method was voluntarily used while the President was to be under anesthesia.

    • macgyver can make a nuclear device in 15 minutes with rubber bands, chewing gum and a few match heads..🙂

  6. In the first place, I disagree with calling this robot (more accurately called a “mobot” as it is not autonomous & is under the control of a human) the “judge, jury, & executioner” as it is just a killing device, and when police are under fire, they have every right to kill in their own self-defense. If the murderer had thrown out his weapons & walked out with his hands up, and then laid down on the ground when ordered to, he would be wasting taxpayer money in our court system right now, instead of his current profession as specialized worm nutritionist.
    And I, myself, have a number of “death robots.” They are programmed by pointing them at the subject, they are activated by my trigger finger, and they kill whoever I tell them to.

    • “when police are under fire, they have every right to kill in their own self-defense.”

      nope. remember a place called waco?

      once again, you fail to direct your ire at the true criminals and instead direct it at a person who was clearly just another mind controlled assassin – if he was even that!

      look at orlando. the fbi report states CLEARLY that shots were fired when mateen confronted the off-duty cop working as a security guard around 2am. no more shots were fired until 5am when then police breached the building. the narrative that has mateen spending three hours gunning people down is simply not true.

      there is zero difference between this micah johnson personage and the dylan roof personage. both were manipulated to advance a race war that only a few trashy scumbags on the sidelines actually want – a race war that only benefits the elites – which is why the elites are paying to make it happen!

      • The police were not under fire in Waco until THEY attacked first, the Branch Davidians were acting in self defense, a totally different situation.
        In this case the murderer (I refuse to say “suspect” because the murderer acted in the open & was clearly the perpetrator) had already murdered several cops that had been doing nothing but standing around to insure order & civility in the protest.
        I am shedding no tears for this murderer, just as I would shed no tears for any murderer being executed in a gas chamber or electric chair.
        Perhaps they should have sent YOU in to talk the armed murderer into giving himself up? Want the job?

        • The definition of sniper, and how the police were shot confirms that we don’t know the suspect was the shooter or if he had accomplices. Remember the “triangulation” theory? What happened to that? All we know is what the global media has told us happened. And I don’t trust them,do you?

        • “The police were not under fire in Waco until THEY attacked first”

          yes indeed. so “when police are under fire, they have every right to kill in their own self-defense” is not always true.

          “the Branch Davidians were acting in self defense, a totally different situation”

          not a *totally* different situation. did you know that most of the people at mt carmel were not white? of the 80 people (and two unborn children) who died, 37 were white, 29 were black, 6 were mexican, and 7 were asians.

          and that is one of the reasons janet reno and the clintons found it so easy to kill them all. the lives of non-white people don’t matter to scum like them.

          “In this case the murderer (I refuse to say “suspect” because the murderer acted in the open & was clearly the perpetrator) had already murdered several cops”

          really? how do do you know any of that? all i have seen is one grainy video of an unidentifiable person shooting someone who looks like a cop – and that was released at the same time they were saying it was two snipers triangulating from a parking garage.

          he’s only a “murderer” if you actually believe the manufactured media. he is, in fact, the alleged perpetrator.

          “Perhaps they should have sent YOU in to talk the armed murderer into giving himself up? Want the job?”

          i would have handled it much better – and based on actual experience.

          i’ve been in a room when the cops tossed in a flash bang grenade. i’ve been in enclosed spaces when the cops have tossed in tear gas. i know what being maced in the eyes feels like.

          his family members were active online during the ordeal. they could have easily been brought in to communicate with him. with flash bangs and gas he could be forced to go wherever they wanted. and with him being trapped and surrounded, they had the drop on him in case he decided to start firing his nonexistent “AR-15” (it was a 10-shot, manual reload, SKS).

          and even if i thought the guy was a murderer, i would see value in preserving his life simply for the fact the answer to the question “why” died with him. was he ‘radicalized?’ was he part of a ‘terrorist group.’ was he (like the nice truck driver) paid a large sum of money? answers to those questions died with him – very conveniently.

    • they have every right to use c4 explosives to kill a suspect? hmm…

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