How will guide dogs react to service robots?

More from: | ZDNET |

We once had a dog that went berserk every time a drone was in hearing distance. At first it wasn’t such a big problem. Drones were rare and it was easy enough to extricate fido from the situation. Fast forward a couple years and the ubiquity of drones became a real issue as we took our furry dude on walks, to the beach, or hiking.

That’s just one example of the unintended and largely unforeseen inconveniences brought about by wide public adoption of new technologies. As autonomous mobile service robots march, roll, and fly into public view, we’re bound to see lots of growing pangs like that. And for reasons I have newfound insight into, one group that’s understandably concerned


Read full article »

About | ZDNET |

ZDNet brings together the reach of global and the depth of local, delivering 24/7 news coverage and analysis on the trends, technologies and opportunities that matter to IT professionals and decision makers.

Whatever your role in the IT buying cycle, ZDNet provides support -- from investigating options to optimizing a solution. Whether you want to follow hot topics or emerging trends, or keep up to date with the latest news and events, ZDNet is the destination for professionals seeking to research technology-related issues, and solve business technology problems.

»Twitter: @zdnet »Facebook: @ZDNet