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The announcement by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors to allow the city’s police to use robots that can deploy “deadly force” in the fight against crime has been met with concern.
What Killer Robots?
According to a San Francisco Police Department policy document, the city has essentially approved using 17 robots, 5 of which aren’t currently functioning. The remotely controlled, ground-operated robots include (for example) REMOTEC robots that can climb stairs (such as in apartment buildings), carry tools and accessories, and have an arm that can lift weights from 65 to 85 pounds. They aim to support officers in “training and simulations, criminal apprehensions, critical incidents, exigent circumstances, executing a warrant or during suspicious device assessments”.
The SFPD policy document outlines how: “Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when the risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”