Pepper the robot has been talking to itself to gain your trust

April 21, 2021

By Thomas Macaulay

Talking to yourself has a bad reputation, but it doesn’t always mean you’re going mad. Studies show that thinking out loud can help you manage your emotions and complete tricky tasks — and it isn’t only humans who are doing it. A group of Italian researchers recently programmed Pepper the robot to “think” out loud so that users can understand what influences its decisions. They suspected that this would improve its interactions with humans. They tested their theory by asking people to set a dinner table with the robot according to etiquette rules. They found that the robot was better at solving dilemmas when…

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