Industrial Robotics

Perspective: Robot Fear Index shows little fear

By Lee Schafer for the Minneapolis StarTribune

Mar 27, 2017

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The partners of Loup Ventures in Minneapolis have come up with a Robot Fear Index even though they aren’t afraid of robots at all.

A score of 100 means almost all of us are terrified, and their first ever calculation of the index landed at 31.5. The Loup Ventures robot fear index will be regularly updated, and Murphy said it’s likely the index someday will rise, maybe driven by headlines of an incident like a self-driving car crash, before it drifts back down. As for now, an initial score of 31.5 suggests that we are cautiously at ease with robots.

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