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Little sign of ‘robophobia’ in town on cusp of automation


A robot maker in Edgeworthstown woke up on Friday morning to headlines suggesting the town in which he makes his machines is the one which will suffer most at their cold and lifeless hands in the years ahead.

“I’m just waiting for the lynch mob to arrive now,” says Richard McCaffrey of Dynamic Control Solutions (DCS) with a laugh when asked if he is now being viewed as a latterday Dr Frankenstein by locals raging against the machines they fear may be coming to take their jobs.

This article is responding to research from Justin Doran and I on Automation in Irish Towns: Who's most at risk? to read more on this Irish Times article - go here