Government keen to play lead role in banning killer robots – By RNZ – The Government wants to help with international efforts to develop a treaty banning the use of killer robots which it says are an abhorrent prospect.

Killer robots, which are formally known as autonomous weapons systems (AWS), once activated have the capability to select and kill people without further human intervention.

Minister of Disarmament and Arms Control Phil Twyford announced today that New Zealand will push for new international laws to ban and regulate their use.