The study found people in the US and parts of Asia feel threatened by robots - even in industries where they aren't being used.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota watched a California two-spot octopus as it tackled crabs and shrimp.
By Danny Halpin via SWNS A cyborg cockroach with an ultra-thin, solar-powered battery that can get into and report back from hazardous areas has been developed...
Patrolling at a speed of 9.8 feet per second, the 112 pound units can cover 6 miles on a single charge.
A team in Germany built the fast-learning four-legged friend in a bid to find out more about how animals learn to walk.
Named 'neutrobots', they can deliver drugs to precise locations in the body after being directed by laser beams.
The AI-powered machines will be boldy sent to places where no one has gone before.
“We thought that robots making burgers would be an interesting topic for the public."
It is controlled by magnets - carrying payloads directly to a tumour, blood clot or infection.
Advocates hope the initiative, which is initially undergoing a trial, will cut down unnecessary car journeys and reduce congestion.