New Study Claims Racism Can Extend to Robots

Nicole Rojas
Aug 6, 2019 - 5:00
New Study Claims Racism Can Extend to Robots

A new study, called Robots And Racism, was recently conducted by a laboratory in New Zealand. It suggests that racial bias impacts how people view robots.   The study asserts that humans typically use social cues to form first impressions about other people in terms of age, gender, and race. Research reveals that people use these same social categories when forming impressions of robots. Implicit racial biases can substantially impact people’s behavior towards others, studies have found.

Research from the Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab NZ) found that humans perceive robots...

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