Study level

  • Vacation research experience scheme


Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Dr Kate Letheren
Research Fellow for Centre for Behavioural Economics
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


Should we trust robots and AI? If so, how much...and who decides? This VRES project is a literature review that uncovers what makes us trust or distrust robots across different contexts, examines the reasons behind human cynicism vs complacency in this space, and explores the ethical dilemmas that emerge when we make decisions about trusting robots and AI.

Research activities

Research activities during this project may include:

  • a literature review.

The literature review should lead to a literature summary table, Mendeley folder/group with saved PDFs, and a summary presentation outlining the main findings. Full guidance will be provided to the successful candidate.

This project is expected to run for 12 hours a week, for 10 weeks.


Contact the Graduate Research Centre at for more information on the Vacation Research Experience Scheme.