Can a robot deceive humans?
ABSTRACT In the present study, we investigated whether a robot is able to deceive a human by producing a behavior against him/her prediction. A feeling of being deceived by a robot would be a strong indicator that the human treat the robot as an intentional entity. We conducted a psychological experiment in which a subject played Darumasan ga Koronda, a Japanese children's game, with a robot. A main strategy to deceive a subject was to make his/her mind believe that the robot is stupid so as not to be able to move quickly. The experimental result indicated that unexpected change of a robot behavior gave rise to an impression of being deceived by the robot.
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Conference Paper: Simulating Deceptive Cues of Joy in Humanoid RobotsIntelligent Virtual Agents; 08/2014
Conference Paper: Establishing communication in an artificial interaction environment[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We investigated how humans establish communication in a novel environment using an artificial cooperative task. Subjects are asked to solve a kind of 8-puzzle game cooperatively. One subject (director) can see the design of the puzzle and instructs how to move a tile. The other (operator) cannot see the design but can manipulate the puzzle. The director can communicate his intention only through his body movement. We conducted two experiments. In Experiment I, the operator role is played by the experimenter, who follows the pre-determined algorithms for establishing communication. The director role is played by a recruited subject. In Experiment II, both the director and the operator roles are played by recruited subjects. In both the experiments, simple languages for communication were developed between the players, but the strategies adopted were quite different. The results correspond to two approaches to future Human-Agent communication - human-controlled communication and mind-reading communication. We should re-consider the role of mind-reading communication in designing Human-Agent interface.RO-MAN, 2012 IEEE; 01/2012