Are We Living in a Robot Cargo Cult?

TitleAre We Living in a Robot Cargo Cult?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFernaeus Y, Jacobsson M, Ljungblad S, Holmquist LE
Conference NameHRI
Conference LocationSan Diego, USA
AbstractWe use the Cargo Cult metaphor to discuss visions, methods and communication of robot research. Essentially cargo cult involves performing of imitative rituals that are conducted without understanding the underlying cause of a phenomenon. We discuss how this is an ongoing challenge within the field of HRI, and what researchers could do to avoid contributing to a robotic cargo cult.
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