People prefer robots that do small talk

时间:2019-03-02 11:17:04166网络整理admin

ROBOTS of the future may have to learn to make small talk if humans are to accept them. To find out how quickly domestic robots should respond to their owners’ requests, Toshiyuki Shiwa and colleagues at the ATR laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, asked 38 students to give orders such as “take out the trash” to a robot, which took between zero and 5 seconds to respond. The students liked delays of no more than 1 second best, with 2 seconds being their limit. However, when the robot took longer,