Use Of Robocop In Dallas Is A Game Changer

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"We already see surveillance robots," Joh said. "But a robot that is capable of harming or killing people is a game changer."

WASHINGTON — The Dallas Police Department's use of an explosives-armed robot against the man killing its officers Thursday night was a remarkable and perhaps inevitable weaponization of a familiar and popular technology. Aided by federal grants and Defense Department assistance, hundreds of civilian agencies have purchased robots. But using an explosive ordnance disposal robot for a…