Two Generations of Robots for Human-Robot Interaction Research
Uploaded on Jan 15, 2009
Piggybacking robots: overtrust in human-robot security dynamics
"In automation we trust: senior thesis project examines concept of over-trusting robotic systems"A senior thesis, presented by Serena Booth to the Computer Science department of Harvard SEAS, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the subject of Computer Science.
Thesis advised by Prof. Radhika Nagpal, and read by Prof. Jim Waldo and Prof. Krzysztof Gajos.
by Harvard SEAS
May 26, 2016
Piggybacking Robots: Human-Robot Overtrust in University Dormitory Security
Published on Jan 25, 2017
Can overtrust in robots compromise physical security? We conducted a series of experiments in which a robot positioned outside a secure-access student dormitory asked passersby to assist it to gain access. We found individual participants were comparably likely to assist the robot in exiting (40% assistance rate) as in entering (19%). When the robot was disguised as a food delivery agent for the fictional start-up Robot Grub, individuals were more likely to assist the robot in entering (76%). Groups of people were more likely than individuals to assist the robot in entering (71%). Lastly, we found participants who identified the robot as a bomb threat were just as likely to open the door (87%) as those who did not. Thus, we demonstrate that overtrust—the unfounded belief that the robot does not intend to deceive or carry risk—can represent a significant threat to physical security.
Serena Booth, James Tompkin, Krzysztof Z. Gajos, Jim Waldo, Hanspeter Pfister, and Radhika Nagpal. Piggybacking robots: Human-robot overtrust in university dormitory security. In Proceedings of HRI'17, 2017. To appear.
Robot kindergarten teaches droids of the future
Published on May 26, 2016
"‘Robot kindergarten’ trains droids of the future"Less than 100 years from now, robots will be friendly, useful participants in our homes and workplaces, predicts UBC mechanical engineering professor and robotics expert Elizabeth Croft.
by University of British Columbia
May 27, 201
Robot's concave eyes look like they're following you
Published on Mar 29, 2017
"Robot has eyes designed to follow you around like the Mona Lisa"The design feature could improve interactions with robots by making many people feel like they're being looked at.
by Timothy Revell
March 29, 2017