Over two thirds see the need to heavily regulate robots and drones

Opinium surveyed 2,000 US adults on the behalf of payment processing company Worldpay, and found that over two thirds (67%) of the public think that robots and drones will need to be heavily regulated.

Robots, drones, self-driving cars and virtual assistants are all among the new technological developments and while some consumers are receptive to some of these advances, others are more sceptical.

For instance, almost three fifths (59%) of consumers think robots will one day be able to perform tasks as well as a human but a third (34%) think robots are unlikely to be useful in their lifetime.

Find out more about this research here.