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Why are humans scared of robots?

The BBC has produced a very interesting article on this topic.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/fast_track/9636763.stm

 

I suspect that cultural perceptions of robotics are significantly different in the UK and Japan. If these perceptions result in a lack of early adopters in the UK (and elsewhere in the West), we might well find the UK robotics industry falling behind on a worldwide stage. 

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