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Ban 'killer robots,' rights group urges

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Hollywood-style robots able to shoot people without permission from their human handlers are a real possibility and must be banned before governments start deploying them, campaigners warned Monday. 

The US Navy's Northrop Grumman X47B, a demonstration unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV), is seen on display in July 2012 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. Hollywood-style robots able to shoot people without permission from their human handlers are a real possibility and must be banned before governments start deploying them, campaigners warned Monday.

The report "Losing Humanity" -- issued by Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic -- raised the alarm over the ethics of the looming technology.

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