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Workshop on Overtrust at Ro-Man 2020

Successful Workshop at Leading Robotics Conference. Author: Christoph Lutz

Together with Eduard Fosch Villaronga (Leiden University) and Aurelia Tamò-Larrieux (University of St. Gallen), Christoph organized a workshop at the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Intearctive Communication (RO-MAN 2020). The half-day online workshop took place on 4 September and was on the topic of Trusting and Overtrusting Robots. Renowned roboticist Maartje de Graaf (Utrecht University) held a keynote on "Moral Psychology in Human-Robot Interaction". In addition, seven speakers across different countries and scientific disciplines presented their research on overtrust and robots. Topics included liability risks, deception, the consequences of using robots for human subject research, and the distinction between trust and reliance. The talks sparked lively debate between the workshop participants. In addition to the organizers and speakers, about 20 RO-MAN attendents also took part in the workshop. 

More information on the workshop, the overall scope and the different speakers and contributions is available here