Micah Henry Clark

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There is a recognized need to employ autonomous agents in domains that are not amenable to conventional automation and/or which humans find difficult, dangerous, or undesirable to perform. These include time-critical and mission-critical applications in health, defense, transportation, and industry, where the consequences of failure can be catastrophic. A(More)
—Blue-pill robots are engineered to deceive (perhaps in an attempt to secure desirable ends). Red-pill robots, on the other hand, are built to do no violence to truth. While " taking the blue pill " is an option some select, this path, in the context of present and future robotics, is an exceedingly bad one by our lights, and we herein defend this position(More)
The concept of common ground — the mutual understanding of context and conventions — is central to philosophical accounts of mendacity; its use is to determine the meaning of linguistic expressions and the significance of physical acts, and to distinguish certain statements as conveying a conventional promise, warranty , or expectation of sincerity. Lying(More)
Applications of robotics in dangerous domains such as search and rescue require new methodology for study of human-robot interaction. Perceived danger evokes unique human psycho-physiological factors that influence perception, cognition and behavior. Human first responders are trained for victim psychology. Apart from real-life instances of disasters,(More)
Courtesy of experiments carried out by such thinkers as Wason, Johnson-Laird, and Kahneman & Tversky, there is overwhelming empirical evidence that the vast majority of logically untrained humans are unable to reason in context-independent, normatively correct fashion. However, the multi-mind effect, which is predicted by our earlier success at teaching(More)
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