Thursday, June 7, 2007

Are Consumers Afraid to buy Robots?

Christian Science Monitor posted an article about consumer
acceptance of the increasing number of robots available in the
marketplace. They predict we will be seeing more
simple robots in American households but suggest potential customers
suffer from unrealistic expectations and a "Frankenstein complex" that
makes them fear robots. It appears that many people expect robots to
have human-level intelligence. Meanwhile, Hollywood seems to have done a
nice job convincing everyone that intelligent machines are evil,
apparently leading many potential customers to believe their Roomba may
try kill them if they don't keep an eye on it.


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