Building and maintaining trust between humans and guidance robots in an emergency

Paul Robinette, Alan R. Wagner, Ayanna M. Howard

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

24 Scopus citations


Emergency evacuations are dangerous situations for both evacuees and first responders. The use of automation in the form of guidance robots can reduce the danger to humans by both aiding evacuees and assisting first responders. This presents an interesting opportunity to explore the trust dynamic between frightened evacuees and automated robot guides. We present our work so far on designing robots to immediately generate trust as well as our initial concept of an algorithm for maintaining trust through interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrust and Autonomous Systems - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Sep 9 2013
Event2013 AAAI Spring Symposium - Palo Alto, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2013Mar 27 2013

Publication series

NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report


Other2013 AAAI Spring Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPalo Alto, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence


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