How Movies Can Help Robots and People Get Along

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | on Sun, Mar 12, 11:08 PM

Updated March 12, 2017 11:08 p.m. ET How can people learn to work better with robots? First, have them watch robots on the silver screen. That’s the finding of a recent study that had 56 undergraduate students rate their feelings toward humanlike service robots. Half of the group watched the science-fiction movie “Robot and Frank,” which involved a robot, and the other half watched “Safety Not Guaranteed,” a sci-fi romantic comedy that didn’t involve robots, before they made their decision. T...

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