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When Robots Kill

When Robots Kill – Is it Justified? Terrorism is an ever-increasing threat to major American cities, and more and more police and sheriff’s’ departments are making bomb disposal and neutralization robots important parts of their arsenals. Being near the Mexican border, (and thus a potential target for terrorists who might cross over into Texas,) the Dallas Police Department purchased three such robots from Northrup Grumman at a cost of $200,000 each. Northrup Grumman designed the Remotec Andros robot (shown in the image above) to assist police departments and security forces in deactivating bombs of various types without putting humans at …

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