Towards an imperfect robot for long-term companionship: case studies using cognitive biases

M. Biswas, J. C. Murray

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Abstract

The research presented in this paper aims to find out what affect cognitive biases play in a robot's interactive behaviour for the goal of developing human-robot long-term companionship. It is expected that by utilising cognitive biases in a robot's interactive behaviours, making the robot cognitively imperfect, will affect how people relate to the robot thereby changing the process of long-term companionship. Previous research carried out in this area based on human-like cognitive characteristics in robots to create and maintain long-term relationship between robots and humans have yet to focus on developing human-like cognitive biases and as such is new to this application in robotics. To start working with cognitive biases `misattribution' and `empathic gap' have been selected which have been shown to be very common biases in humans and as such play a role on human-human interactions and long-term relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages5978-5983
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-9994-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2015
EventIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2015 - Conference Centre Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 28 Sep 20152 Oct 2015
https://iros2015.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2015
Abbreviated titleIROS 2015
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHamburg
Period28/09/152/10/15
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