Study Shows Humans Will Trust Robots Over Common Sense To Save Them
Participants trusted a robot to get them out of an emergency situation, even after being shown the robot was unreliable.By Ryan Biek | March 1, 2016
Maybe we've grown a little too accustomed to technology saving our skin.
A new study from Georgia Tech found people put too much trust in robots to guide them out of emergency situations, even after they'd been shown the robots weren't reliable.
Twenty-six mostly college-age students were first guided to a room by a brightly colored robot labeled "Emergency Guide." In half the cases, though, it led participants in the wrong direction.