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2 Author(s)
Samani, H.A. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Nat. Univ. of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore ; Cheok, A.D.

The role of robots can be changed from labor to leader. In this paper few key issues for robot-based leadership is explained. Specifically this paper highlights the importance of robot-based leadership and provides base for emotion-laden leadership by robots, robot leadership advantages and modes of robot leadership. The role of emotion in leadership is extended to robotic applications and possibility of improving robot-based leadership by focusing on emotional attachment is presented. Emotion-laden leadership by robots addresses the core of leadership and that is emotions and feelings among leader and followers. These emotions are the backbone of the influence exerted by leader on followers. Therefore, introduction, exploration and development of Lovotics is important for robot-based leadership to be effective. Various reasons which support the idea of using robots for leadership are explored. These key issues are embodiment, multitasking ability, anthropomorphism, programmability, programmability, deduction, reasoning and problem solving, decision making and planning, learning, imitation, collaboration, adaptability, modularity, believability, repeatability, interactivity and Connectivity. Several modes of robot leadership are explained. Role of humans and robots in robot-based leadership is explored. Admin, crew and factor based configurations are investigated and both centralized and decentralized methods are presented.

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Human System Interactions (HSI), 2011 4th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

19-21 May 2011