Robot discovers that lying about a betrayal helps to rebuild trust

Nao and a person

Robot discovers that lying about a betrayal helps to rebuild trust

1 Technology 29 March 2019

Nao and a person
Should you trust a robot?

By Donna Lu

Betraying someone and lying about it is pretty low – especially if you’re a robot. An experiment on interactions between humans and robots reveals just how easy it is for robots to regain trust after a misdeed by fibbing.

The devious robot in question is NAO, a 58-centimetre-high humanoid that moves and interacts with people. Sarah Sebo at Yale University and her colleagues arranged for 82 people to compete for points against NAO in an asteroid-shooting computer game.

In some rounds, a special asteroid blaster was awarded to either the …https://www.newscientist.com/article/2198141-robot-discovers-that-lying-about-a-betrayal-helps-to-rebuild-trust/

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