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Exposing the Brain of a Robot

Galati, David (2023) Exposing the Brain of a Robot.

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Abstract:Transparency in robot and artificial intelligence cognitive processes is critical for developing trust and promoting effective human-robot interactions. By studying the link between visualization methods and the perceived traits of robots, this research aims to improve our understanding of how people’s perception of robots is connected to visual cues. Participants in the experiment were asked to interact with various visualization interfaces, such as graphical user interfaces (GUI) and plain-text visualizations. The results indicate that GUIs led to higher scores in perceived intelligence, likability, and understandability compared to plain-text visualizations. Statistical analysis revealed a significant difference in understandability scores between the two visualization types, however, while perceived intelligence and likability showed positive trends with GUIs, the differences were not statistically significant. These findings emphasize the potential of GUIs in enhancing users' understanding of the robot's behavior and decision-making processes. This suggests the need for further exploration to uncover additional factors influencing these aspects and to optimize graphical visualization techniques.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
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