Don’t look now: How a robot’s gaze can affect the human brain

Don't look now: How a robot's gaze can affect the human brain


Gaze is an extremely important social signal that we employ on a day-to-day basis when interacting with others. A team at the Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa has shown how a robot’s gaze can trick us into thinking we are socially interacting and slow our ability to make decisions. The findings have implications on where and how humanoid robots are deployed in the future.

 

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