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Boston Dynamics Pledges Not To Weaponize Robots While China Arms Robo-War Dogs With Machine Guns

• by Tyler Durden

Let's start with an open letter obtained by Axios penned by Boston Dynamics, Agility Robotics, ANYbotics, Clearpath Robotics, Open Robotics, and Unitree Robotics. Here's an important section of the letter: 

"We believe that adding weapons to robots that are remotely or autonomously operated, widely available to the public, and capable of navigating to previously inaccessible locations where people live and work, raises new risks of harm and serious ethical issues." 

Boston Dynamics CEO Robert Playter told Axios in an email that he's "concerned about recent increases in makeshift efforts by individuals attempting to weaponize commercially available robots." 

He added: "For this technology to be broadly accepted throughout society, the public needs to know they can trust it. And that means we need a policy that prohibits bad actors from misusing it."

But here's the issue, America's adversaries (read: "Dystopian Robot Dogs Now Sporting Guns And Russian Insignia") don't care about the open letter's plea as they weaponize robots ahead of what could be a major conflict between world powers if a spillover in Ukraine materializes. 

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Comment by Ed Price (10621)
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Until we find out who REALLY runs Boston Dynamics. Lol.

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