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Does A Loss of Social Credibility Impact Robot Safety?

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPESARO 2019
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Performance, Safety and Robustness in Complex Systems and Applications
EditorsMohammad Rajabali Nejad
PublisherIARIA
Pages18-25
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781612086989
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2019
EventThe Ninth International Conference on Performance, Safety and Robustness in Complex Systems and Applications - Holiday Inn Express Valencia-Ciudad Las Ciencias, Valencia, Spain
Duration: 24 Mar 201928 Mar 2019
Conference number: 9
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ConferenceThe Ninth International Conference on Performance, Safety and Robustness in Complex Systems and Applications
Abbreviated titlePESARO 2019
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period24/03/1928/03/19
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Abstract

This position paper discusses the safety-related functions performed by assistive robots and explores the relationship between trust and effective safety risk mitigation. We identify a measure of the robot’s social effectiveness, termed social credibility, and present a discussion of how social credibility may be gained and lost. This paper’s contribution is the identification of a link between social credibility and safety-related performance. Accordingly, we draw on analyses of existing systems to demonstrate how an assistive robot’s safety-critical functionality can be impaired by a loss of social credibility. In addition, we present a discussion of some of the consequences of prioritising either safety-related functionality or social engagement. We propose the identification of a mixed-criticality scheduling algorithm in order to maximise both safety-related performance and social engagement.

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