- Jun 2010
- South Florida
I'm confused.. does that mean I'm a racist because I always use my black vacbot but never use my white mopbot?Actually they (researchers, not CNN) have a point. And it isn't that racist people make white robots, because of their racism.
The study is actually quite interesting.
Here is the actual study - Robots and racism
The study both loosely produces evidence of empathy and evidence of apathy towards robots. Those 'feelings' could be along racial lines depending on the color of the robot.
I'm not sure how that is hard to fathom. It actually makes sense that say, a racist person who judges on skin color may just judge a robot on their skin color.
Whoda' thunk it?