Taranjeet Singh Bhatia

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Physical or simulated agents sharing an environment with humans must evaluate the impact of their own and other agents' actions in the specific social and cultural context. It is desirable that this social calculus aligns itself with the models developed in sociology and psychology however , it needs to be expressed in an operational , algorithmic form,(More)
We consider a cross-cultural interaction scenario where a group of soldiers assisted by robots interact with local vendors in a market place. We develop a model to quantify, analyze and predict the perception of the actions of the soldiers and the robot by the local population. The model assumes that humans are considering collections of concrete and(More)
The ability to manipulate social and cultural values in order to achieve one's own goals is a hard-to-teach but profitable skill. In this paper we represent a complex social scenario, the Spanish Steps flower selling scam, using a social calculus framework based on culture sanctioned social metrics (CSSMs) and concrete beliefs (CBs). Then, we show how a(More)
In this paper we develop an operational, quantitative method for the propagation of public perception. The model is presented as an extension of the culture-sanctioned social metric framework. We use the technique to model an extended version of the Spanish Steps flower selling scam, where a seller manipulates the belief of the clients and the public(More)
In this paper we focus on a scenario where one or several robotic bodyguards protect a VIP moving in a public environment from physical assaults. To provide maximal physical protection, the robotic bodyguards need to consider the movement of the crowd as well as the obstacles in the environment. We propose two algorithms: Threat Vector Resolution (TVR) for(More)
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