San Francisco Police Barred From Using 'Deadly Force' Robots

The city of San Francisco has held off from enacting a real-life Robocop - for now, at least.

On Tuesday, the city's Board of Supervisors voted to ban the use of robots in 'deadly force' situations - at least until a committee looks into the issue further.

Police weren't looking to arm robots with guns, but had considered the use of robots with explosives attached, in "extraordinary circumstances".

A new state law requires California police departments to seek approval for the use of military-grade equipment.

What are your feelings on the use of robots in deadly force situations? Are there any situations where it would be ethical?


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