May 21, 2014

'Killer robots': Are they really inevitable?

By Paul Scharre

Source: BBC

Journalist(s) Tim Bowler

It may seem like science fiction but is actually a scene from a video featuring a robot being tested by the US Army.

It is just one example of how yesterday's sci-fi has become today's battlefield fact.

This miniature tank, only one metre long and made by Qinetiq North America, is one of a host of unmanned air, sea and land vehicles that are being used by militaries across the globe.

Read the ful article at BBC.

  • Paul Scharre

    Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is author of the forthcoming book, A...