November 14, 2011

BBC News - Fear of the Bot

Is it weird that the homo sapien is checking out the robot's caboose?

Why are humans afraid of robots?

I occasionally get asked this question, and every time I answer it seems that a new wrinkle pops up. BBC News recently did a piece on the topic, interviewing quite a few really interesting people. (Anybody who builds thinking robot arms that pick people up and shake them around for fun is interesting in my book.) I also contributed my two cents.

Click here to read the article.