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Why did the robot do that?

Why did the robot do that?

Software Engineering Institute


Robots are increasingly being utilized in important tasks such as

search and rescue operations. However, their behaviors are often hard

to distinguish and understand, leading to users’ mistrust and often abandonment of very useful tools. We are developing algorithms for robots to automatically explain their behaviors to users and are demonstrating that these explanations improve users’ trust and acceptance of them compared to robots that do not explain themselves.