Robots that we interact with in today’s society are programmed to carry out tasks without deviation. The robots of the future might just be a little more defiant. Researchers at the Tufts University Human-Robot Interaction Lab in Massachusetts are trying something that many-a-science fiction movie warned against — teaching a robot to say “no.” As humans, when we’re asked to do something we evaluate the command using “felicity conditions.” Simply put, felicity conditions are the processes we run through to determine context, capacity and trustworthiness of the person giving the command. According to IEEE Spectrum, felicity conditions for a robot could look…

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