Latest Robotics News

Amid outcry, San Francisco pauses on 'killer police robots'

Dec. 06, 2022 20:28 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to put the brakes on a controversial policy that would have let police use robots for deadly force, reversing course just days after their approval of the plan generated fierce pushback and warnings about the militarization and...

US police rarely deploy deadly robots to confront suspects

Dec. 05, 2022 19:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unabashedly liberal city of San Francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots last week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if...

San Francisco will allow police to deploy robots that kill

Nov. 29, 2022 22:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors in San Francisco voted Tuesday to give city police the ability to use potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations -- following an emotionally charged debate that reflected divisions on the politically liberal board over support for law...

Israel deploys remote-controlled robotic guns in West Bank

Nov. 16, 2022 02:21 AM EST

AL-AROUB REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — In two volatile spots in the occupied West Bank, Israel has installed robotic weapons that can fire tear gas, stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets at Palestinian protesters. The weapons, perched over a crowded Palestinian refugee camp and...