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—Robots have the potential to save lives in emergency scenarios, but could have an equally disastrous effect if participants overtrust them. To explore this concept, we performed an experiment where a participant interacts with a robot in a non-emergency task to experience its behavior and then chooses whether to follow the robot's instructions in an(More)
Deception is utilized by a variety of intelligent systems ranging from insects to human beings. It has been argued that the use of deception is an indicator of theory of mind [2] and of social intelligence [4]. We use interdependence theory and game theory to explore the phenomena of deception from the perspective of robotics, and to develop an algorithm(More)
As humans are being progressively pushed further downstream in the decision-making process of autonomous systems, the need arises to ensure that moral standards, however defined, are adhered to by these robotic artifacts. While meaningful inroads have been made in this area regarding the use of ethical lethal military robots, including work by our(More)
— As the capabilities, range of missions, and the size of robot teams increase, the ability for a human operator to account for all the factors in these complex scenarios can become exceedingly difficult. Our previous research has studied the use of case-based reasoning (CBR) tools to assist a user in the generation of multi-robot missions. These tools,(More)
Emergency evacuations are dangerous situations for both evacuees and first responders. The use of automation in the form of guidance robots can reduce the danger to humans by both aiding evacuees and assisting first responders. This presents an interesting opportunity to explore the trust dynamic between frightened evacuees and automated robot guides. We(More)