Robot-Controlled Tasks lead to Greater Work Efficiency among Humans

August 26, 2014 11:37 AM

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Robot-Controlled Tasks lead to Greater Work Efficiency among Humans

According to a new study, human beings are able to perform tasks with better efficiency when they get assistance from robots. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) conducted a study that found that human beings like to be supervised by robot overlords.

"We found that humans preferred working with the robot that had more control over scheduling decisions. Subjects felt that the autonomous robot better understood them", said Matthew Gombolay, project leader and a Ph. D student at CSAIL.

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