From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Would you trust a robot in an emergency?
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 08:40:45 -0500
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And.... maybe it is just evidence that Darwin's theories are still working.


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From: Stuart, Ralph <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**KEENE.EDU>
Sent: Mon, Mar 7, 2016 8:30 am
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Would you trust a robot in an emergency?

> >Perhaps a decline in critical thinking skills?

I don't think that's the case. I can think of many engineered safety measures that have been used uncritically in labs (well beyond the design intentions) for many years (e.g. fume hoods). The lesson I see in the story is that how people react to emergencies involves perceptions of the situation which are outside the scope of what many emergency planners consider...

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College


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