Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welcome Our Robot Overlords?

Humans are weird.

A (small) study indicated that if you put humans working with robots on a task, the humans are not just more efficient but happier if you let the robots be the boss.

It might be that we see robots as impartial? Or maybe people just like to be ordered around. Number Five, what do you think on the matter?

(Sorry).

The study is part of efforts to design a workplace in which humans and robots are integrated. And the truth is that the study participants found it easier to trust robots that seemed to have more of a mind of their own.