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Killer Robots?

Terrorists will use killer robots as weapons in the near future according to a new report. The study, 'Killer military robots pose latest threat to humanity', was written by robotics boffin Professor Noel Sharkey, from Sheffield University. He is widely known for his role as chief judge in BBC's Robot Wars.

According to the professor any Tom, Dick or Harry will soon be able to knock up a killer robot in a few minutes. "With the current prices of robot construction falling dramatically and the availability of ready-made components for the amateur market, it wouldn't require a lot of skill to make autonomous robot weapons."

So, it seems that it's only a matter of time before humans will be battling for their lives in the morning with the toaster. And to think they said Arnie was mad with all that killer robot talk!

The professor goes on to insult our robotic brothers stating that "current robots are dumb machines with very limited sensing capability." At least it's clear at whose door the killer robots will be knocking first.

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