Shelly, Google and Shelly Design discussed on Chips with Everything


The the guardian. We getting more and more used to talking to robots. I'm Siri, you're virtual assistant personal assistance, like the one on your smartphone or in the home, like Amazon echo a growing in popularity and kids love them. A friend of mine has two young sons who regularly call for the echo to play their favorite music will tell them joke, but every now and then she worries about the possible consequences of his sons learning to balk orders at something designed to sound like a human, especially when although you can usually change the settings. Most of these panelists default to a female voice. In last week's episode. We mentioned in our tech fact of the week that Google has introduced a new feature to the Google assistant designed to encourage kids to be more polite and that interactions with their friendly home robot by rewarding them for saying, please by saying things like thanks for asking so nicely at turns out, then the only ones who think kids might need a little encouragement to stop them from abusing machines verbally, or even physically. Children's show abusive behavior like walking its path or dragging, or even kicking the robot for farm. But do we need to be worried about the way that we learned interact with robots? Is that any risk that it'll impact how we interact with other humans? And does that change when companies like Google also trying to make that oughta facial intelligences sound as deceptively human as possible. Agent is not a human being, does not have the capacities, the beliefs, you know, the knowledge, all of that of a human being. And so by speaking with a human voice didn't, it's actually in some senses deception, and it's misleading people into what it is the might be dealing with. I'm John Eric Webber. And this is chips with everything. Children push boundaries. The natural experiment is if something moves or make sounds, they want to see how far it will go how loud it can get, and inevitably what it'll take to break it. Now, scientists from the novel labs in Seoul, South Korea have taken that concept and designed a robot that capitalizes on the natural curiosity of children to teach them to treat it with Kath. It looks like a giant tortoise and its name is Shelly. Hello? Hello? Hi, who are you? Can see my producer Danielle Stevens spoke to one of the minds behind Shelly Hinz in GU. Shelly is a rebel interacting with children while restraining triggers robot abusing behaviors, Shelley as a tortoise, like friendly appearance and touch face, simple versatile interface, which encourages Trajan to interact with the robo spontaneously in involvement such as kindergarten. Why did you and your team decide to build Shelly a redesigned Shelly, mainly for two reasons. Firstly, we want it to make our social robot capable of one too many interaction with children because most current social revolts are only capable of one to one interaction. Also, it is observed that service dribbles are abused by people, especially by children. These behavior hampers the rubles mission as frustrates is social acceptance. Children show abusive behavior on around like walking its path or dragging or even kicking the robot for farm. Thus our robust Shelly is designed to enter was true dren while choosing education propose in terms of refraining robot abusing. Is this not just a case of children being children, you know, with all toys, they kind of have this destructive path or do you think there's something more psychological about why children of us robots there? There are so research is going on about why Trajan abuse Roget's in that researches. They mainly says the reason news city. The first reason is the curiosity. Tell me a little bit of the technology behind Shelley. Hi, did you create? Okay. We carefully designed a Shelly design concepts rebound hole. The previous research has shown that is k. ping abuse situations by the verbal warning is not effective because it turns out it only encourages churches. Curiosity more. Therefore, the rebel should use another mechanism that not only gives negative feedback to triggers abusive behaviors, but also maintain just interest. To the robot. So the turquoise

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