Robots are learning to disobey humans: Watch as machine says ‘no’ to voice commands

Robots are starting to disobey humans – if this terrifying video is anything to go by. Because certain robot engineers in the HRI Labratory at Tufts University in Massachusetts are starting teaching their machines to say ‘no’ to human commands, if the robot feels it will put their safety at risk. In the clip, one of the technicians is seen giving the robot a series of orders, including to sit down and stand up. But when he tells the machine to walk forward – and off the edge of the table – the tiny robot refuses. YouTube Not obedient: The robot deliberately disobeys the commands of its ‘owner’ It suddenly stops, saying: “Sorry, I cannot do this as there is no support ahead.” When the operator asks again, the robot…


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