Aaron Schecter, an assistant professor in the Terry College of Business Department of Management Information Systems, led a multi-university project to research how to integrate artificial intelligence into teams.

Funded by the U.S. Army, the research was centered on using autonomous tools to support soldiers and sought to create the most effective robotic teammate based on artificial intelligence. Specifically, one that could offload some of the burden from humans.

“My research is less concerned with the design and the elements of how the robot works; it’s more the psychological side of it,” said Schecter.

When are we likely to trust something? What are the mechanisms that induce trust? How do we make them cooperate? If the robot screws up, can you forgive it?”

In this video, Schecter talks about his research on the way robots and humans interact.