'Trust me, I'm an android'

03 March 2016 - 02:42 By ©The Daily Telegraph

Here's a truly bad omen if the robot uprising ever does occur: a study has found that people will follow robots in a simulated emergency - despite knowing that the machine is taking them the wrong way.People asked to find their way out of a burning building overwhelmingly elected to follow an "emergency guide robot" along a previously unknown route instead of taking the exit they had entered through.

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