TitleCommunicating and collaborating with robotic agents
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsTrafton, JG, Schultz, AC, Cassimatis, N, Hiatt, LM, Perzanowski, D, Brock, DP, Bugajska, MD, Adams, W
Book TitleCognition and Multi-Agent Interaction
PublisherCambridge University Press

For the last few years, our lab has been attempting to build robots that are similar to humans in a variety of ways. The goal has been to build systems that think and act like a person rather than look like a person, because the state of the art is not sufficient for a robot to look (even superficially) like a human person. There are at least two reasons to build robots that think and act like a human. First, how an artificial system acts has a profound effect on how people act towards the system. Second, how an artificial system thinks has a profound effect on how people interact with the system.

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