[ExI] first robot kill?

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 20:25:16 UTC 2016

On Jul 21, 2016 12:38 PM, "William Flynn Wallace" <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> The shooter in Baton Rouge was killed by a pound of C4 carried by a bomb
disposal robot.  As far as I know, this is the first killing of anyone by a
robot in the USA.
> Is it?  Does this happen overseas or anywhere you know?

Depends on how far you stretch "robot".  Unmanned aerial vehicles -
balloons, back then - were killing people back in 1849 courtesy of the
Austrians vs. Venice.  The US, UK, and Germany were testing remotely
piloted flying bombs before WWII.  Ones that don't self destruct to kill
are relatively newer, but the one in Baton Rouge was another robot grenade.
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