Pedestrians and robots will soon share the pavements – Economist

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Already in Singapore we have a population paper that speaks of a population explosion to 6.9 million by 2030. Technology has led to e-scooters sharing our walkways. What will happen when (not if) robots start sharing our pavements? Beyond the concerns shared in the article, is the infrastructure in your country ready for this phenomenon? Are the people ready to accept it? Is it really necessary to have so many robot-helpers that they will end up sharing our public space (as seen in Azimov’s iRobot)? what kind of social and legal implications could arise in such a scenario/

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21717025-streetwalkers-pedestrians-and-robots-will-soon-share-pavements

 

 

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