How will guide dogs react to service robots?

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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

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