“Robotic Nudging” Might Make Us Happier and Less Embarrassed

“Robotic Nudging” Might Make Us Happier and Less Embarrassed

Robots are going to start pushing you to be nicer to people, through a technique known as “robotic nudging.” That’s according to Ron Arkin, who chairs the IEEE Standards Association’s affective computing committee along with Joanna Bryson. The association is working on the second draft of its ethics guidelines for autonomous systems, due later this year, which sometimes involves grappling with technologies that barely exist yet. Robotic nudging is one such area.

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