While official language condoning killer robots is shelved for now, Oakland police are still pursuing the option.
alyaza
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goes without saying: this is bad! practically speaking though, what is the utility here–is it the same principle as remote-controlled bombs that some PDs have?

vxnxnt
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I’m not entirely sure, but the Lt. of the PD was quoted giving this hypothetical scenario in which such a robot could be useful:

“I mean, is it possible we have an active shooter in a place we can’t get to? And he’s fortified inside a house? Or we’re trying to get to a person —”

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manmade horrors beyond my comprehension if you ram the killer cop robot with your car is that 'assaulting a police officer?

vxnxnt
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Probably not the offense of assaulting an officer but rather destruction of government property.

They alleged corporations are people, maybe they’ll say SPOT’s (the Boston Dynamic bot) are legally people too.

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