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Trusty Robots

PsychCentral: Robots Help in Study of Trust.

To test the hypothesis, researchers had test subjects interact with the social robot, Nexi, in an attempt to judge her trustworthiness. Unbeknownst to participants, Nexi has been programmed to make gestures while speaking with selected participants — gestures that the team hypothesizes could determine whether or not she’s deemed trustworthy.

 

Posted by Will Baum, LCSW