A drone by any other name: Purposes, end-user trustworthiness, and framing, but not terminology, affect public support for drones

Lisa Marie Pytlik Zillig, Brittany A Duncan, Sebastian Elbaum, Carrick Detweiler

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Abstract

Projections indicate that, as an industry, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, commonly known as drones) could bring more than 100 000 jobs and $80 billion in economic growth to the U.S. by 2025 [1]. However, these promising projections do not account for how various publics may perceive such technologies. Understanding public perceptions is important because the attitudes of different groups can have large effects on the trajectory of a technology, strongly facilitating or hindering technology acceptance and uptake [2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-91
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

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