Ukrainian soldiers launch a drone at Russian positions near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, in December. Photo: AP
Ukrainian soldiers launch a drone at Russian positions near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, in December. Photo: AP
Ukraine war

Drone advances in Ukraine could bring dawn of killer robots

  • The drawn-out conflict has accelerated a trend towards autonomous fighting machines that will select and attack targets without human aid, analysts say
  • Experts warn that it may be only a matter of time before either Russia or Ukraine – or both – deploy weapons that kill entirely on their own

Ukrainian soldiers launch a drone at Russian positions near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, in December. Photo: AP
Ukrainian soldiers launch a drone at Russian positions near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, in December. Photo: AP
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