Dogs React to Robots that Act more like Humans

A group of researchers wanted to find out whether dogs would engage in social interactions with a robot, like they would with humans.  The question is, could robots be more of a dog’s best friend than a man?  They experimented by having a robot point out hidden food to a dog to see how the dog would react to the robot’s directions.

The theory was that if the robot was acting in a more “human” than “machine” way that the dog would react better.  Turns out that the theory was correct.  When the robot simply beeped at the dog the dog didn’t respond.  However when the robot said the dog’s name out loud, the dog’s had an easier time finding the food.

Looks like until robots act exactly like humans, then man is dog’s best friend!


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