Humans Getting Too Emotionally Attached To Robot Coworkers Finds New Study

A group of US and Korean experts have cautioned that scenarios in which a human worker establishes a strong emotional attachment with their robot coworker could cause the company’s overall “teamwork quality and performance” to suffer.

Humans Getting Too Emotionally Attached To Robot Coworkers Finds New Study

On February 10, experts from the University of Michigan and Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea released a study (read below). It was discovered that when a worker becomes increasingly connected to a robot, a “us-versus-them” mindset develops, with the human-machine combination contending with the rest of the group rather than making a positive contribution to “team relationships and performance.”

Researchers point out that the entry of robots into the workforce has primarily been viewed as a positive development, with any negative consequences being neglected.

Sangseok You, assistant professor of management information systems at Sungkyunkwan University, and Lionel Robert, associate professor of information at the University of Michigan, conducted a set of experiments to see how elevated bond formation among humans and robots impacts a team’s overall results.

In one quantitative randomised lab trial, 88 workers were divided into 44 teams, each of which consisted of two humans and two robots. In a competition-like setting, the groups were entrusted with relocating bottles from various locations.

The participants were asked how they rated their performance and relationship to their human and robot companions once the trial was completed. It turned out that when humans’ bonds with robots grew stronger, the small teams of four (two humans plus two machines) were more prone to break apart into subgroups, which harmed the overall team’s “quality and performance.”

The researchers also proposed a variety of solutions for preventing such an unwelcome process from emerging within a corporation. The suggestions were based on the experiences of 112 respondents who worked in a variety of industries with humans and robots.

The bottom line is that particular efforts should be made to promote human interaction, or else humans may become enslaved to machines.

If these results are accurate, activities like joint picnics and sports events for workers are effective ways to boost team chemistry.

Read the study below:

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5 COMMENTS

  1. In other words, they are not satisfied with robots taking your work, they want to convert you into a souless robot as well.

  2. Its actually easier to make humans robot like,than to build a human like robot.
    Thats why movies are promoting AI and robots developing conscious,becaue they plan tondo the exact opposite with people.

  3. Watching a video where scientists took voice an interactive robot on a camping outing what I found horrifying was that their goal was obvious. They want to create a robot they can have sex with which can also engage in typical conversation. It is so highly offensive and misogynistic; but what offended me most was that this continues a long established pattern focused on male sexual pleasure from the porn industry and MA rated tv programs to blow up dolls. It just goes to prove how dehumanized some males are in society who are happy to have access to anything that resembles an orifice.

  4. I believe the greater concern for US citizens is the decline of education, the skyrocketing number of children drug affected at birth who have lower IQ’s and behavioral problems, and the dumbing down of courses that has resulted in the majority of high school graduates only being able to read on the 5th grade level. We already have poverty rates at an all-time high; and agencies are continuing to traffic illegal drugs and illegal guns to Mexican cartels which traffic them to gangs across the US, which they have done for 50+ years, undermining the family structure, education, and work ethic just like government entitlement programs. The young people who graduated last year or who are attending school now will not be able to compete for jobs nor will they be able to obtain a profitable diploma. And, the government continues to flood the nation with hundreds of thousands of unskilled, illiterate immigrants who don’t speak the language who will compete for the diminishing jobs available for low skilled/no-skilled workers. Meanwhile, warehouse jobs, retail positions, and grocery stores have all used automation to reduce the number of employees and increase productivity. Soon, workers in the hospitality industry, fast food/restaurant industry will be replaced. The US will be a third world country within the next 10-20 years, like India. The banking/corporate elites have been funneling trillions of dollars into the technology to brainwash/manipulate humans and to replace them while also developing rockets and space stations that will be utilized only by the elites and their future children. There will be a base still on earth, but the rest of earth’s population will be eliminated by diseases/illnesses resulting from bioweapons like the covid “vaccines” and weaponized viruses already produced in DOD/CIA/CDC labs in the US and in 25 foreign countries. For now, they are content making trillions in profit from the covid hoax and the illnesses/diseases being caused my the vaccines; including the continued mutations that create variants shed to others vaccinated and unvaccinated. Because every vaccination depletes the limited number of B-cells used to fight infection, every jab compromises your immune system, making the vaccinated more vulnerable to the variants created. Because DNA is altered by the vaccine, any future children will also be impacted by diseases/illnesses associated with the “vaccine.” While the government fabricated coronavirus and deliberately misused PCR tests to diagnose cases of coronavirus to fuel fake statistics and the push for authorization of the bioweapons without verifiable studies, data, or any information that a threat existed; it is a fact that CIA/CDC/DOD worked with Wuhan from ’08-’20 to weaponize coronavirus and produced over 80 strains. More recent studies have focus on using DNA to increase virulence in targeted groups within populations based on DNA. The labs have also weaponized MERS, hemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, H1N1, Ebola, Zika, Measles, and more. They also have the technology to disperse pathogens using nano drones, GM’d mosquitoes/flies, clouds, etc. No doubt automation will play a role in where research continues in the next decade. One thing is undeniable, the Pentagon and agencies have continually disregarded the health/dignity/rights/privacy of citizens, undermined the Constitution, and unethically utilized taxpayer funds for projects/research/weapons that are contrary to the interests of taxpayers.

  5. Wrong ‘target’ Mr Skatz . Not the various 3 letter agencies, nor the gov’t itself – – tis the Deep State that exercises control via extortion, intimidation, bribery, staffing, etc & etc. …….. If one takes authority away from the DS (and only then) will harmony reign. Meditate upon ‘Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done’ for it’s on It’s way , n’est-ce pas ? …… ……… shalom, al jenkins

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