Demand Grows for Global Ban on 'Killer Robots'

United Nations’ special rapporteur on executions has joined calls for a moratorium on so-called ‘killer robots’ – automated weapons systems which critics fear may one day operate independently from human commanders. It may sound like something from a sci-fi movie – but campaigners say the threat is real and the robots already exist.

A human-sized robot joined campaigners outside the British Parliament last month to highlight what they say are the imminent dangers of automated weapons systems …

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