There’s a pretty interesting museum exhibit on tour right now, on the importance of design in robots.
Here’s an article on it:
Has anyone seen it?
The article highlights the utility of good design in making robots less threatening and improving acceptance by members of society.
An interesting counterpoint is the recent video by Boston-Dynamics, as discussed in this article:
May people found it threatening, but as the article wonders - if the robot had been cuter, would people still be as scared?
What do you think?