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“peace robot” (aka David Wreckham) leads campaign to outlaw “killer robots”

Campaign to stop 'killer robots' takes peace mascot to UN
The "peace robot is seen here leafletting outside UK parliament bldgs, in October 2019 (photo by Oli Scarff-GettyImages via The Guardian newspaper)
Created by an inventor from the BBC programme Robot Wars, the droid, known as David Wreckham, has been recruited to deliver a message to world. Ray Tait built the robot out of old saucepans, the motor for an electric wheelchair and a soap dish for a mouth back in 2003.

“The capacity for autonomous machines designed to kill to go completely out of control is massive. Even human remote-controlled machines like drones do strange things you don’t expect. I have seen my drone behave oddly and go wrong when I was flying it near pylons. It had gone out of control. But this could be much worse with an autonomous weapon or “killer robot” because there is no one who can press a button with an automatic kill-switch to destroy it if it gets out of control,” said Tait.

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"Unlike drones, which are controlled by military teams often thousands of miles away from where they are deployed, critics say that autonomous killer robots have the potential to do disastrous things they were not originally programmed for."


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