Investigating cooperation with robotic peers

Autoři: Debora Zanatto aff001;  Massimiliano Patacchiola aff001;  Jeremy Goslin aff002;  Angelo Cangelosi aff003
Působiště autorů: School of Computing, Electronics, and Mathematics, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom aff001;  School of Psychology, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom aff002;  School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom aff003
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(11)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225028


We explored how people establish cooperation with robotic peers, by giving participants the chance to choose whether to cooperate or not with a more/less selfish robot, as well as a more or less interactive, in a more or less critical environment. We measured the participants' tendency to cooperate with the robot as well as their perception of anthropomorphism, trust and credibility through questionnaires. We found that cooperation in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) follows the same rule of Human-Human Interaction (HHI), participants rewarded cooperation with cooperation, and punished selfishness with selfishness. We also discovered two specific robotic profiles capable of increasing cooperation, related to the payoff. A mute and non-interactive robot is preferred with a high payoff, while participants preferred a more human-behaving robot in conditions of low payoff. Taken together, these results suggest that proper cooperation in HRI is possible but is related to the complexity of the task.

Klíčová slova:

Behavior – Decision making – Games – Money supply and banking – Questionnaires – Robotic behavior – Robotics – Robots


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