Robotics: Science and Systems X

An Analysis of Deceptive Robot Motion

Anca Dragan, Rachel Holladay, Siddhartha Srinivasa


Much robotics research explores how robots can clearly communicate true information. Here, we focus on the counterpart: communicating false information, or hiding information altogether -- in one word, deception. Robot deception is useful in conveying intentionality, and in making games against the robot more engaging. We study robot deception in goal-directed motion, in which the robot is concealing its actual goal. We present an analysis of deceptive motion, starting with how humans would deceive, moving to a mathematical model that enables the robot to autonomously generate deceptive motion, and ending with a study on the implications of deceptive motion for human-robot interactions.



    AUTHOR    = {Anca Dragan AND Rachel Holladay AND Siddhartha Srinivasa}, 
    TITLE     = {An Analysis of Deceptive Robot Motion}, 
    BOOKTITLE = {Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems}, 
    YEAR      = {2014}, 
    ADDRESS   = {Berkeley, USA}, 
    MONTH     = {July},
    DOI       = {10.15607/RSS.2014.X.010}