Simulations and Self-Driving Cars: A Study of Trust and Consequences

Bjarke Kristian Maigaard Kjær Pedersen, Kamilla Egedal Andersen, Simon Köslich, Bente Charlotte Weigelin, Kati Kuusinen

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Abstract

Trust plays an essential role in ensuring safe and robust human-robot interaction. Recent work suggests that people can be too trusting of technology, leading to potential dangerous situations. We carried out a series of experiments in an autonomous car simulator, in order to test if there is a difference in peoples behavior when real-life consequences are applied, compared to pure simulation. The study was carried out with six experimental conditions in a between-subject design in which participants (N = 121) interacted with the simulator and were told they could assume control of the autonomous car at any point during the simulation. Results show that participants are significantly less trusting of the autonomous system, when real-life consequences were involved (p = .014).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2018 - Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2018
Pages205-206
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 5. Mar 20188. Mar 2018

Conference

Conference13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period05/03/201808/03/2018
SponsorACM SIGAI, ACM SIGAI, IEEE Robotics and Automation (IEEE RAS), ACM SIGCHI

Keywords

  • applied consequences
  • artificial intelligence
  • autonomous system
  • human-robot interaction
  • self-driving car
  • simulations
  • trust

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    Pedersen, B. K. M. K., Andersen, K. E., Köslich, S., Weigelin, B. C., & Kuusinen, K. (2018). Simulations and Self-Driving Cars: A Study of Trust and Consequences. In HRI 2018 - Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 205-206). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173386.3176987