Source – UK workers are sabotaging and assaulting workplace robots in an attempt to stop them taking their jobs, finds study.
The study by De Montfort University in Leicester which looked into the use of robotics in healthcare concluded that UK workers are particularly apposed to the introduction of the intelligent machines into the work place.
Compared to Norway where the study found co-working robots are often given affectionate names and welcomed.
Jonathan Payne, Professor of Work, Employment and Skills, said: ‘We heard stories of workers standing in the way of robots, and minor acts of sabotage – and not playing along with them.’
Adding: ‘The UK seems to have a problem with diffusion and take-up of technology.’
By Willy J – Well, it looks like it finally happened. They’ve had enough! Robots are taking over and people don’t like it! Robots are taking our jobs? LET’S JUST FIGHT THEM!
That’s what these robots will do to us if we don’t do something about it! Them robots better keep their hands off me. I don’t see robots ever working in radio, but if the day comes, I’m standing my ground. I don’t fight, but I will beat up a robot.
Apparently those workers in England we’re mad that their company was bringing in “co-working robots” into the workplace. That led to the human workers “standing in the way of robots” and performing “minor acts of sabotage – and not playing along with them.”
Seems childish but what do I know? Losing your job to a machine? SCREW THAT! I am here for those workers! Play hard ball guys! Don’t give up and stand your ground! Humans before robots!