How Robots Acting Randomly Can Help Speed Human Problem-Solving

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Robots that occasionally act randomly can help groups of humans solve collective-action problems faster, new research has shown.Playing a game with someone unpredictable can be annoying, particularly when you’re on the same team. But in an online game designed to test group decision-making, adding computer-controlled players that sometimes behave randomly more than halved the time it took to solve the problem, according to the new study

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