Presenter Information

Seth HacklemanFollow

Advisor Information

Doug Derrick

Location

MBSC 201

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

6-3-2020 2:00 PM

End Date

6-3-2020 3:15 PM

Abstract

We all remember the 2008 Disney Pixar film Wall-E. This amazing children’s movie highlights the relationship between two robots and a human pilot on a mission to save the planet. Advances in artificial intelligence and computer technology are enabling new and exciting opportunities for humans to interact with machines. Where humans often change jobs or inevitably retire, machines can be employed for lifetimes. This fact makes them prime candidates for replacing human leaders in some circumstances to avoid the knowledge loss that can occur when a human leader changes position or no longer works in an organization. While human-to-human leadership has been studied quite extensively, there is very little known about how humans respond to leadership from a machine. The proposed study will investigate cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses to machine leaders by using a combination of psycho-physiological data and qualitative observation of video recordings. For the proposed effort my research question is “How and to what extent do different automated leader embodiments influence emotional, behavioral, and psychological responses of a human follower?”

Comments

I have classes on Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm. I can probably arrange with my professors to miss on this day if I know ahead of time. Otherwise, hopefully I can work around this schedule.

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Mar 6th, 2:00 PM Mar 6th, 3:15 PM

Psycho-physiological Reactions to Automated Leadership

MBSC 201

We all remember the 2008 Disney Pixar film Wall-E. This amazing children’s movie highlights the relationship between two robots and a human pilot on a mission to save the planet. Advances in artificial intelligence and computer technology are enabling new and exciting opportunities for humans to interact with machines. Where humans often change jobs or inevitably retire, machines can be employed for lifetimes. This fact makes them prime candidates for replacing human leaders in some circumstances to avoid the knowledge loss that can occur when a human leader changes position or no longer works in an organization. While human-to-human leadership has been studied quite extensively, there is very little known about how humans respond to leadership from a machine. The proposed study will investigate cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses to machine leaders by using a combination of psycho-physiological data and qualitative observation of video recordings. For the proposed effort my research question is “How and to what extent do different automated leader embodiments influence emotional, behavioral, and psychological responses of a human follower?”