A protester in San Francisco holds up a sign while demonstrating on Monday against the use of “killer robots” by police. Photo: AP
A protester in San Francisco holds up a sign while demonstrating on Monday against the use of “killer robots” by police. Photo: AP

San Francisco slams brakes on ‘killer robots’ plan for police after public outcry

  • Legislators voted unanimously to explicitly ban the use of robots in such a fashion for now, days after approval of the plan generated controversy
  • San Francisco’s police department said earlier it had no plans to arm the robots with guns but wanted the ability to put explosives on them

A protester in San Francisco holds up a sign while demonstrating on Monday against the use of “killer robots” by police. Photo: AP
A protester in San Francisco holds up a sign while demonstrating on Monday against the use of “killer robots” by police. Photo: AP
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