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Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield said he believed falling costs would soon make robots a realistic option for extremist groups. "How long is it going to be before the terrorists get in on the act?
With the current prices of robot construction falling dramatically and the availability of ready-made components for the amateur market, it wouldn't require a lot of skill to make autonomous robot weapons."
Noel Sharkey has warned (again) of the coming danger to humanity posed by killer robots. But this time, rather than military ‘deathdroids’ or homicidal ‘mechanoid’ nurses Sharkey is flagging up the threat from ‘killbots’ directed by sinister militants or guerillas.
A US defense department advisory board has warned of the danger that American war robots scheduled for delivery within a decade might be riddled with malicious code. The kill machines will use software largely written overseas, and it is feared that sinister forces might meddle with it in production, thus gaining control of the future mechanoid military.
Originally posted by GUNSINWAR
Know imagine these robots in your home bringing a Beer for you! all of a sudden self destruct!