Natural Rationality | decision-making in the economy of nature


The Turing Test for Toddlers and Cockroaches

Two new studies that show how robots may be accepted in a community of cockroaches toddlers. In the first case, the robots were able to influence collective decision-making; in the second, the integration of the robot was related with the unpredictability of its behavior.

Halloy, J., Sempo, G., Caprari, G., Rivault, C., Asadpour, M., Tache, F., et al. (2007). Social Integration of Robots into Groups of Cockroaches to Control Self-Organized Choices. Science, 318(5853), 1155-1158.

Tanaka, F., Cicourel, A., & Movellan, J. R. (2007). Socialization between toddlers and robots at an early childhood education center. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(46), 17954-17958.


Porfirio Silva said...

I've just posted about the doctrinal paradox (Pettit) as a concern for collectives of (artificial or natural) individuals. Would you like to comment from the natural rationality perspective?
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