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Prof. David Pizarro: The Failure of Social and Moral Intuitions (HeadCon ’13 Part IX)

Prof. David Pizarro

Dept. of Psychology

Cornell University

David-Pizarro

The Failure of Social and Moral Intuitions (HeadCon ’13 Part IX)

We had people interact—strangers interact in the lab—and we filmed them, and we got the cues that seemed to indicate that somebody’s going to be either more cooperative or less cooperative. But the fun part of this study was that for the second part we got those cues and we programmed a robot—Nexi the robot, from the lab of Cynthia Breazeal at MIT—to emulate, in one condition, those non-verbal gestures. So what I’m talking about today is not about the results of that study, but rather what was interesting about looking at people interacting with the robot. 

https://www.edge.org/panel/david-pizarro-the-failure-of-social-and-moral-intuitions-headcon-13-part-ix