Autonomous drones that could attack without human intervention make war easier and endanger civilians.

This article titled “‘Killer robots' should be banned, say human rights groups” was written by Richard Norton-Taylor, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 19th November 2012 17.19 UTC

The use of autonomous drones – “killer robots” that could fire weapons with no human control – must be prohibited by international treaty, human rights campaigners and lawyers have said.

Weapons being developed that could choose and attack targets without human intervention should be pre-emptively banned because of the danger they would pose to civilians in armed conflict, they said.

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