Comparing fear of robots to 19th-century worries about steam engines, Choset said: "Robots are just the next generation of tools."
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"The Chinese and Europeans and South Koreans are aggressively embracing robotics," said Howie Choset, a professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. "We definitely are at a point where we have to keep up or get left behind."
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