A model for posture adaptation of legged robots while navigating confined spaces

People are prepared to save a robot at the cost of human lives under certain conditions. One of these situations is when we believe the robot can experience pain. This has been indicated in research led by the team of Sari Nijssen of Radboud University, in collaboration with Barbara Müller of Radboud University and Markus Paulus from LMU Munich, which will appear in Social Cognition on 7 February.

A model for posture adaptation of legged robots while navigating confined spaces

Multi-legged robots are capable of navigating a variety of complex and unstructured terrains. Their many degrees of freedom allow them to adapt their walking posture to navigate several challenging ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from TechXplore

What is the value of a robot life?

People are prepared to save a robot at the cost of human lives under certain conditions. One of these situations is when we believe the robot can experience pain. This has been indicated in ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Caring About Robots

Would you sacrifice a human to save a robot? Psychologists have set out to answer that question using the classic trolley problem. Most people by now have probably heard about the trolley dilemma, ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from NeuroLogica

Psychology: Robot saved, people take the hit

To what extent are people prepared to show consideration for robots? A new study suggests that, under certain circumstances, some people are willing to endanger human lives -- out of concern ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from ScienceDaily

Psychology: Robot saved, people take the hit, Fri 8 Feb 19 from Eurekalert

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