50 min

217: Robots As "Social Entities" with Laura Majo‪r‬ Greater Than Code

    • Technology

02:05 - Laura’s Superpower: Problem Solving


04:07 - What to Expect When You’re Expecting Robots



Check out our interview with Laura’s coauthor: Greater Than Code Episode 216: Robot and Human Collaboration with Julie Shah
Where is human collaboration with robots heading?


06:59 - The Human/Robot Partnership



Robot Personification
Positives and Negatives
Robots Will Never Be Perfect
Making Our World “Robot Compatible”


14:34 - Human Behavior Towards Robots; Vice-Versa



HitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot, gets beheaded in Philadelphia
Marty the grocery store robot is a glimpse into our hell-ish future
The robot waiters in this Japanese cafe are controlled by people with paralysis


20:38 - Robots as “Social Entities”



Safety Transcending Competition
Contextualization


Observable
Predictable
Directable



24:43 - How Media Affects The Way People View Robots



Science-Fiction Expectations


26:39 - How Humans Can “Update” Themselves: Experiencing Robotics



Direct Exposure


28:23 - Robots as “Social Entities” (Cont’d)



Vigilance Decrement
Communication Problems
Change Agent by Daniel Suarez
What Robots/Humans Will/Should? Expect From Eachother


39:52 - Will and, if so, when will autonomous cars become the standard?



Swiss Cheese Model


Reflections:


John: What is the right level of empathy for social entities?


Jamey: Being in the process of consciously creating new social norms and thinking more thoroughly about who you could be hurting with your actions.


Push, the talking trash can, makes his final appearance after 19 years at Walt Disney World


Casey: Treating certain social entities in different ways; i.e. a Roomba and a dishwasher. And, the way you have to think about who is outside autonomous cars: not just the passengers. Also, we should be on the lookout for robotaxis!


Laura: Not wanting robots in the future to look too much like people.


This episode was brought to you by @therubyrep of DevReps, LLC. To pledge your support and to join our awesome Slack community, visit patreon.com/greaterthancode


To make a one-time donation so that we can continue to bring you more content and transcripts like this, please do so at paypal.me/devreps. You will also get an invitation to our Slack community this way as well.
Special Guest: Laura Major.
Support Greater Than Code

02:05 - Laura’s Superpower: Problem Solving


04:07 - What to Expect When You’re Expecting Robots



Check out our interview with Laura’s coauthor: Greater Than Code Episode 216: Robot and Human Collaboration with Julie Shah
Where is human collaboration with robots heading?


06:59 - The Human/Robot Partnership



Robot Personification
Positives and Negatives
Robots Will Never Be Perfect
Making Our World “Robot Compatible”


14:34 - Human Behavior Towards Robots; Vice-Versa



HitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot, gets beheaded in Philadelphia
Marty the grocery store robot is a glimpse into our hell-ish future
The robot waiters in this Japanese cafe are controlled by people with paralysis


20:38 - Robots as “Social Entities”



Safety Transcending Competition
Contextualization


Observable
Predictable
Directable



24:43 - How Media Affects The Way People View Robots



Science-Fiction Expectations


26:39 - How Humans Can “Update” Themselves: Experiencing Robotics



Direct Exposure


28:23 - Robots as “Social Entities” (Cont’d)



Vigilance Decrement
Communication Problems
Change Agent by Daniel Suarez
What Robots/Humans Will/Should? Expect From Eachother


39:52 - Will and, if so, when will autonomous cars become the standard?



Swiss Cheese Model


Reflections:


John: What is the right level of empathy for social entities?


Jamey: Being in the process of consciously creating new social norms and thinking more thoroughly about who you could be hurting with your actions.


Push, the talking trash can, makes his final appearance after 19 years at Walt Disney World


Casey: Treating certain social entities in different ways; i.e. a Roomba and a dishwasher. And, the way you have to think about who is outside autonomous cars: not just the passengers. Also, we should be on the lookout for robotaxis!


Laura: Not wanting robots in the future to look too much like people.


This episode was brought to you by @therubyrep of DevReps, LLC. To pledge your support and to join our awesome Slack community, visit patreon.com/greaterthancode


To make a one-time donation so that we can continue to bring you more content and transcripts like this, please do so at paypal.me/devreps. You will also get an invitation to our Slack community this way as well.
Special Guest: Laura Major.
Support Greater Than Code

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