Autonomous Kill-Decisions by Robotic Weaponry Trending Upwards

In recent years, there has been a belief articulated in various corners of the military that lethal robots must have a human in the decision-making loop. This report suggests that attitudes are beginning to change. “It was only a matter of time.” Photos of U.S. armed UGV courtesy of Military&Aerospace Electronics, photo of Russian Uran-9 courtesy of C4RISRNET.  For details, please click here.


Thanks to CDR David Place (USN/Ret), davidplace47[at]gmail[dot]com, and Robin E. Alexander, President ATC, alexander technical[at]gmail[dot]com, for their assistance with this report.

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