Britons have no qualms about robot pervasion

Jun 22, 2018, 8:03 AM EDT
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(Source: quisnovus/flickr)

Just ahead of the U.K. Robotics Week, which kicked off on June 21, a survey found that more British adults are beginning to accept robots as a part of their lives, with 35% of the respondents saying they would be comfortable with robots around their house.

In the survey, commissioned by the EPSRC U.K. Robotics and Autonomous Systems (UK-RAS) Network, 20% of the participants said they believe humans are already coexisting in harmony with robots in the U.K., reports Electronics Weekly.

A separate survey conducted by the Brookings Institution found that 52% of the adult internet users believe the robots will be able to do almost all tasks a human can do within next 30 years while 19% subscribed to the possibility of a robot take over, notes Brookings.