San Francisco may not deploy killer robots on its own population after lawmakers voted against them. We say “may not” because the city’s board of supervisors sent the issue to a committee for review so they may pop back up again.
These killer robots are exactly what they sound like. Robotic machines controlled remotely equipped with lethal force like bombs or guns. Law enforcement said that they were for special circumstances like suicide bombers or active shooters. People obviously felt uncomfortable with the idea and pressured lawmakers to shut it down.
But the killer robots exist, whether they are authorized for use or not. The City of San Francisco owns 17 of them, 12 of which they say are functional.