From Human-Robot Collaboration to Human-Robot Conflict

Guy Hoffman1

1 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Much thought is given to the potential of human-robot collaboration, including in our research group, the Human-Robot Collaboration and Companionship group at Cornell University. In many cases, though, robot priorities can conflict with human priorities and needs. In this talk I will discuss instances of human-robot conflict as they arise in our research studies, from robots that directly compete with humans for monetary rewards to robots that try to help humans make decisions, but might not have the correct skill for this type of cognitive activity.