Humans happier with robot overlords: study

August 26, 2014 12:40 AM

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Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have discovered that humans prefer increased autonomy for robots.

More robot control, MIT's research shows, leads to greater efficiency and helps people understand their robot counterparts. More autonomy, however, doesn't mean full control; humans are still delegating and scheduling robots' tasks, but through a "human-generated algorithm."

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