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Dallas Police Lethal Use of Robot Stirs Debate

The Dallas Police Department’s use of a robot to kill a sniper who fatally shot five police officers is apparently the first time U.S. police used a robot to apply lethal force, and it is raising ethical concerns and questions about their future use by local law enforcement agencies. After negotiations failed on July 7, Dallas police used a remote-controlled robot to deliver an explosive device that killed Micah Johnson, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan.  Johnson killed five...

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