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Security risks of social robots used to persuade and manipulate : a proof of concept study

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Earlier research has shown that robots can provoke social responses in people, and that robots often elicit compliance. In this paper we discuss three proof of concept studies in which we explore the possibility of robots being hacked and taken over by others with the explicit purpose of using the robot's social capabilities. Three scenarios are explored: gaining access to secured areas, extracting sensitive and personal information, and convincing people to take unsafe action. We find that people are willing to do these tasks, and that social robots tend to be trusted, even in situations that would normally cause suspicion.

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Wolfert, Pieter, et al. “Security Risks of Social Robots Used to Persuade and Manipulate : A Proof of Concept Study.” HRI ’20 : Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 2020, pp. 523–25, doi:10.1145/3371382.3378341.
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Wolfert, P., Deschuyteneer, J., Oetringer, D., Robinson, N., & Belpaeme, T. (2020). Security risks of social robots used to persuade and manipulate : a proof of concept study. In HRI ’20 : Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 523–525). Cambridge, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378341
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Wolfert, Pieter, Jorre Deschuyteneer, Djamari Oetringer, Nicole Robinson, and Tony Belpaeme. 2020. “Security Risks of Social Robots Used to Persuade and Manipulate : A Proof of Concept Study.” In HRI ’20 : Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 523–25. https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378341.
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Wolfert, Pieter, Jorre Deschuyteneer, Djamari Oetringer, Nicole Robinson, and Tony Belpaeme. 2020. “Security Risks of Social Robots Used to Persuade and Manipulate : A Proof of Concept Study.” In HRI ’20 : Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 523–525. doi:10.1145/3371382.3378341.
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Wolfert P, Deschuyteneer J, Oetringer D, Robinson N, Belpaeme T. Security risks of social robots used to persuade and manipulate : a proof of concept study. In: HRI ’20 : Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. 2020. p. 523–5.
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P. Wolfert, J. Deschuyteneer, D. Oetringer, N. Robinson, and T. Belpaeme, “Security risks of social robots used to persuade and manipulate : a proof of concept study,” in HRI ’20 : Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2020, pp. 523–525.
@inproceedings{8654301,
  abstract     = {Earlier research has shown that robots can provoke social responses in people, and that robots often elicit compliance. In this paper we discuss three proof of concept studies in which we explore the possibility of robots being hacked and taken over by others with the explicit purpose of using the robot's social capabilities. Three scenarios are explored: gaining access to secured areas, extracting sensitive and personal information, and convincing people to take unsafe action. We find that people are willing to do these tasks, and that social robots tend to be trusted, even in situations that would normally cause suspicion.},
  author       = {Wolfert, Pieter and Deschuyteneer, Jorre and Oetringer, Djamari and Robinson, Nicole and Belpaeme, Tony},
  booktitle    = {HRI '20 : Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction},
  isbn         = {9781450370578},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Cambridge, United Kingdom},
  pages        = {523--525},
  title        = {Security risks of social robots used to persuade and manipulate : a proof of concept study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378341},
  year         = {2020},
}

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