Monday 30 March 2009 13:34 Age: 5 yrs
Upcoming talks at AISB'09 "New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction" symposium
Doctoral candidate Munjal Desai will present his latest work exploring appropriate levels of trust for human-robot interaction.
Abstract: One of the most signiﬁcant challenges of human-robot interaction research is designing systems which foster an appropriate level of trust in their users: in order to use a robot effectively and safely, a user must place neither too little nor too much trust in the system. In order to better understand the factors which inﬂuence trust in a robot, we present a survey of prior work on trust in automated systems. We also discuss issues speciﬁc to robotics which pose challenges not addressed in the automation literature, particularly related to reliability, capability, and adjustable autonomy. We conclude with the results of a preliminary web-based questionnaire which illustrate some of the biases which autonomous robots may need to overcome in order to promote trust in users.