Investigating the Effects of Robotic Displays of Protest and Distress

  • Gordon Briggs
  • Matthias Scheutz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7621)


While research in machine ethics has investigated mechanisms for making artificial agents’ decisions more ethical, there is currently not work investigating adaptations to human-robot interaction (HRI) that can promote ethical behavior on the human side. We present the first results from HRI experiments showing that verbal protests and affective displays can promote ethical behavior in human subjects.


Human Operator Ethical Behavior Humanoid Robot Robotic Agent Ethical Outcome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon Briggs
    • 1
  • Matthias Scheutz
    • 1
  1. 1.Human-Robot Interaction LaboratoryTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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