A new article in The Wall Street Journal describes our research on promoting human prosocial behavior in Human-Robot Interaction. The article, authored by Bonnie Miller Rubin and published on Nov. 2, is entitled:

What Makes People Abuse Robots. A new study suggests the way we treat robots says a lot about ourselves

The article references the recently published paper:

J. Connolly, V. Mocz, N. Salomons, J. Valdez, N. Tsoi, B. Scassellati, and M. Vázquez. Prompting Prosocial Human Interventions in Response to Robot Mistreatment. HRI 2020.

The work was a collaboration between the Interactive Machines Group and the Social Robotics Lab at Yale University.